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The visas of a number of South Africans applying for refugee status have been denied by the Australian government, according to a report by the Saturday Star.
More than 200 South Africans have applied for Australian "humanitarian" visas in light of recent comments by the country's minister of home affairs.
A throng of protesters marched to the Queensland Parliament in Australia in support of calls to have white South African farmers given special refugee status.
Australia's Minister of Home Affairs Peter Dutton has a long history of stepping on toes and making controversial comments as he carries lofty political ambitions of becoming prime minister.
The South African government has criticised reports that Australia wants to offer special attention to white South African farmers, who apply for visas to travel to that country.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has been picked as Australia's new prime minister after a Liberal party coup.
One of the organisers of the "March for South Africa" event in Brisbane, Australia says more rallies have been planned for the next month.
The Suidlanders say they launched an extensive awareness campaign in the US last year, leading to more international awareness of the "plight" of white South Africans.
Human Rights Watch has accused Australian home affairs minister Peter Dutton of hypocrisy after he expressed a desire to bring "persecuted" white South African farmers to Australia on refugee visas.
Australian Minister of Home Affairs Peter Dutton has said his department is looking into methods that would facilitate the fast-tracking of visas for white South African farmers who want to relocate to Australia.
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