‘It’s time to act’: Liberal MP calls for Australia to take refugees from Manus and Nauru

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Russell Broadbent says impassioned article by the Guardians David Marr has inspired him to call for refugees to be brought to mainland once US deal ends

The Victorian Liberal moderate Russell Broadbent has called for ”œgenuine refugees” in offshore detention to be settled permanently on the Australian mainland once the US resettlement deal has run its course.

Russel Bradbent 1a LLLLBroadbent signalled his intention to break ranks with government policy in a short speech to parliament just before question time on Wednesday, saying it was ”œtime for this parliament to act to resolve the situation on Manus and…

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