Australian wives and children of Islamic State fighters to return ‘to where they left from’

Federal government assures western Sydney mayors the area will not be a ‘dumping ground’ for repatriated family membersFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe wives and children of Islamic State fighters who are repatriated to Australia will return “to where they left from”, the federal government has said after a meeting with three western Sydney mayors.The government won’t reveal exact locations, citing national security concerns, but the home affairs minister, Clare O’Neil, said it was not correct to assume they were all being settled in a particular place.Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...

Australian wives and children of Islamic State fighters to return ‘to where they left from’

Federal government assures western Sydney mayors the area will not be a ‘dumping ground’ for repatriated family members

The wives and children of Islamic State fighters who are repatriated to Australia will return “to where they left from”, the federal government has said after a meeting with three western Sydney mayors.

The government won’t reveal exact locations, citing national security concerns, but the home affairs minister, Clare O’Neil, said it was not correct to assume they were all being settled in a particular place.

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