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The Loop: First Nauru refugees resettled in New Zealand, earthquake hits Solomon Islands as search for survivors continues in Indonesia

Hi there. It's Tuesday, November 22 and you're reading The Loop, a quick wrap-up of today's news.

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The federal government has confirmed the first group of refugees to be resettled in New Zealand from Australia's offshore processing centres has landed in Auckland

Home Affairs Minister Clare O'Neil says the Australian and NZ governments "continue to work together to resettle annually 150 refugees from Australia's existing regional processing cohort."

The deal was first struck by former prime ministers Julia Gillard and John Key in 2013, but the Coalition had been hesitant to follow through with the agreement because it was concerned it could see refugees who go to NZ try and travel back to Australia and settle permanently here. It ultimately backed down from that concern earlier this year.

What Australia has been searching for online

  • Laurie Evans. The Perth Scorchers have terminated their contract with their top draft pick after the Englishman returned a positive result on an anti-doping test while playing for the Manchester Originals during the Hundred competition earlier this year. Evans has denied taking performance-enhancing drugs

What else is going on

  • An "electric car discount" policy is set to pass federal parliament after crossbench MPs agreed to a deal with Labor.b The policy was a Labor election promise and the legislation aims to make some EVs up to $2,000 cheaper for Australians and $9,000 for employers who run fleets by exempting eligible low-emissions vehicles from import charges and fringe benefits tax
  • Aussie charity The Smith Family says it has informed around 80,000 donors their personal details may have been accessed after it was targeted by a hacker. The organisation said in a statement the attempts by the hacker to steal money were unsuccessful and that "no middle digits, expiry date or CVV numbers were accessed as The Smith Family does not store that information in its systems"

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