State Labor MPs call on Albanese government to expand visa access for Palestinian refugees

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Letter from 17 mostly NSW MPs says there must ‘never again’ be a repeat of people’s visas being cancelled while they are in transit

Seventeen state Labor MPs have called on the Albanese government to expand visa access for Palestinian refugees escaping violence in Gaza, warning of “distressing reports” of practical difficulties coming to Australia.

The group, who wrote to the federal government on behalf of Labor Friends of Palestine, called for “a clear, consistent approach”, warning that there must “never again” be a repeat of people’s visas being cancelled while they are in transit or trapped in airports.

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