Australia's highest court has ruled against a Bangladeshi women seeking asylum and more rights for refugees. Australia has paid the tiny nation of Nauru to keep refugees in camps since 2013.
Critics want Australia to close its detention centers on nearby island states, and bring refugees to Australia. The Papua New Guinea camp has been ordered to shut, but the fate of its refugees remains uncertain.
Australia has reached a settlement with 1,905 asylum seekers who sued over their treatment in a Papua New Guinea immigration camp. The landmark class action settlement is the largest in the country's history.
Australia has housed asylum seekers arriving by boat for years in offshore detention centers. But damning leaks detail widespread abuse at the centers in Nauru.
Australia has reached a resettlement deal with the United States for refugees held in two Pacific island detention centers. Canberra has come under international and domestic pressure over the camps.
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