Clark compares her refugee offer with Ardern’s Manus proposal

Helen Clark
Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark. (Picture: Getty Images)

14 December 2017

Rachel Baxendale

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark says she hopes politicians will keep talking across the Tasman regarding Jacinda Ardern’s offer to take 150 asylum seekers from Manus Island.

Ms Clark compared the current situation with that of 150 predominantly Afghan refugees who New Zealand agreed to take following the Tampa crisis during John Howard’s Prime Ministership. She said that unlike the Turnbull government, the Howard government welcomed New Zealand’s offer.



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