Ease up 'impossible' requirements on Afghan refugees, inquiry tells Home Affairs

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated April 5 2022 - 8:02am, first published 8:00am
Refugees from Afghanistan rallied at Parliament House in February this year seeking permanent residency as they rebuild their lives after the 20-year war. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

Australia may need to lift its financial support for Afghanistan, a parliamentary committee has found, as the scale of the humanitarian and economic crises in the war-ravaged country have continued to worsen in the months since the withdrawal of US and Australian forces last year.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections, Defence, public service and international governance.

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