Last week Minister for Immigration Scott Morrison announced that Australia would increase its humanitarian intake as part of a number of amendments to the Migration Act
. The amendments passed the Senate and are assured passage through the House of Representatives.
ACL has lobbied for this increase for a number of years. ACL Chief-of-Staff Martyn Iles talks about the announcement in this interview.
See ACL's Media Release about the announcement here
See also Media Releases from October
, as well as this article
by ACL Managing Director Lyle Shelton.