The Federal Government signed a contract with Connect Settlement Agency despite Australia already having a  $55 million deal with the International Organisation for Migration to provide refugee resettlement services.
The Federal Government signed a contract with Connect Settlement Agency despite Australia already having a $55 million deal with the International Organisation for Migration to provide refugee resettlement services. MICK Tsikasaap

Government refuses to discuss latest deal over one refugee

THE Federal Government is continuing to skirt the issue of why it needed to roll out another refugee resettlement agency in Cambodia when just  one person has resettled there from Nauru.

The government recently signed a contract with  Connect Settlement Agency despite Australia already having inked a $55 million deal with the International Organisation for Migration to provide refugee resettlement services.

Mohammed Roshid is the only refugee from Nauru to remain in Cambodia.

Four other refugees who were moved there decided not long after to return to their home countries. 

IOM spokesman Joe Lowry confirmed with the ABC his employer was working for Australia.

"I can simply reiterate that IOM continues to provide services to refugees in Cambodia, and should any additional ones come from Nauru, we will continue to provide services," Mr  Lowry said.

"For questions on what services Connect Settlement Agency is providing to the one refugee, you need to ask them, or the Australians"  - ARM NEWSDESK


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