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Pregnant Somali asylum seeker returned to Nauru by charter flight at cost of $132,000

Flight data from Friday indicates the plane was brought from Brisbane to Sydney to collect Abyan. It then flew to Honiara in the Solomon Islands, and on to Nauru. It returned to Brisbane on Saturday.
The plane’s total flight time was 11 hours and 39 minutes, for a conservative total cost estimate of $131,947.
The vast majority of asylum seekers and refugees transported between Australia and Nauru are moved on regular commercial flights.
However, chartering the RAAF jets to move asylum seekers, refugees and their escorts between Australia, PNG and Nauru is “quite a regular operation” Skill said.
Skill told estimates that last financial year the jets were used 68 times for onshore transfers, and 11 times offshore.

So far this financial year, the planes have been used 10 times onshore, and 11 times to move people between Australia and Nauru or PNG.

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