Turnbull avoids sit-down meeting with Jacinda Ardern on refugee offer

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New Zealand media says prime minister was ‘snubbed’ after her Australian counterpart appeared to ignore a public request to discuss her proposal

Malcolm Turnbull appears to have ignored a public request by New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern to have a “substantive” discussion on her offer to resettle 150 refugees from Manus Island.

Ardern had said she planned to sit down with her Australian counterpart during the east Asia summit in the Philippines.

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