According to The Melbourne Anglican newsite, the Chair of the Social Responsibilities Committee for the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne has called for a regional summit on asylum seekers.

The website quotes Bishop Philip Huggins as saying that Australia "cannot solve this issue" on its own, and that a "durable regional solution" will require the co-operation of Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and agencies such as the UNHCR.

According to the website, Bishop Huggins stated: "Our Prime Minister is urged to initiate such a Summit, the like of which, surprisingly, we are yet to see.”

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