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Australia readies Nauru island asylum centre
Controversial offshore processing sites meant to deter migrants from trying to reach Australia by boat.
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2012 11:36

Australian soldiers have arrived in the Pacific island of Nauru to work on a detention centre for asylum seekers.

The government hopes such offshore processing will illegal migrants from trying to get to Australia by boat.

The move has been tried before, with mixed results.

Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.

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