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Australia denies refugee policy failure

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Australia Thursday denied its policies to combat people-smuggling have failed as a decision to release asylum-seekers into the community with little help or support was blasted as "a new low". 

Asylum seekers sit on top of a building at Sydney's Villawood Detention Centre in 2011. Australia has denied its policies to combat people-smuggling have failed as a decision to release asylum-seekers into the community with little help or support was blasted as "a new low".

Canberra is struggling with a record influx of asylum-seekers that is overwhelming its offshore camps.

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