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BREAKING: Australia to offer Hong Kongers safe haven

Hong Kong citizens currently in Australia will be given a “pathway” to permanent residency.

China has introduced tough new national security laws in the city state, which could see people arrested for vague reasons.

Hong Kongers in Australia on a temporary visa, will have it extended by five years.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says they may then qualify to settle here

It comes as the travel advice for Hong Kong is upgraded, after China’s crackdown on protesters in the city state.

Foreign Affairs warns Australians in Hong Kong could be deported or transferred to mainland China, even if they had no idea they were committing a crime.

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