'Logistical issues' appear to delay Australian refugee flights to Cambodia

April 20, 2015 7:22 AM

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian government appeared to have delayed on Monday a planned first flight to transfer refugees held in one of its offshore detention centers to Cambodia amid reports people are shunning the voluntary program.

Australia has been criticized widely for its tough immigration policies, including sending asylum seekers to camps in impoverished Papua New Guinea and the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru, where they face long periods of detention.

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