Number of asylum seekers in Australia

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How many asylum seekers are there in Australia?

20000 in 2012

It is widely known the fact that Australia accepts a certain number of people every year who are refugees or have special humanitarian needs.  In 2012, the Australian Government announced that it would increase the total number of people accepted in the asylum program called The Humanitarian Program.  In the past there were accepted only 13750 persons.  Now there are accepted 20000 persons.  This is definitely something.  It is important to know that the refugees and other ‘humanitarian entrants’ who apply for a visa from outside Australia can be granted two kinds of visas.


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