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Labour welcomes refugee announcement

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2000 web siteLabour Leader Helen Clark today backed the government's decision to admit to New Zealand 300 refugees from East Timor.

"This humanitarian gesture is a natural adjunct to the peacekeeping contribution of New Zealand's military in East Timor which is widely supported by New Zealanders.

"Anything New Zealand can do to help make a better life for the people of strife-torn East Timorese is to be welcomed, and I look forward to the arrivals of the 300 refugees in our country," Helen Clark said.

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