Australia is "actively considering" offering safe haven to Hong Kong residents to come to the country after controversial national security laws imposed by China came into effect, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.
Key points: Proposals for accepting Hong Kong residents into Australia will soon go before Cabinet.
Proposals for accepting Hong Kong residents into Australia will soon go before Cabinet The UK says it will ensure a path to citizenship for eligible Hongkongers.
Asked whether he was disturbed by the crackdowns on protesters in Hong Kong and whether Australia would offer safe haven for residents of the region, Mr Morrison said: "the answer to both questions is yes and yes".
He would not elaborate on whether that would include permanent settlement for Hong Kong residents.
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But creating a special protection program for Hong Kong residents would further inflame tensions between Australia and China. »