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'Yes and yes': Australian Capital Territory signals it will accept asylum seekers awaiting removal to Nauru

Chief minister Andrew Barr to make statement on Monday after Daniel Andrews tells Malcolm Turnbull asylum seekers should be allowed to stay

A second Australian jurisdiction is set to offer to resettle a group of asylum seekers, including 37 babies, awaiting removal to Nauru, as Malcolm Turnbull resists growing calls by state premiers, doctors, church leaders and activists to allow the 267 to stay.

The chief minister of the Australian Capital Territory, Andrew Barr, has said he will make a statement on Monday in line with Victoria’s offer “to accept full responsibility for all of these children and their families”.

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