Posted on 14 Mar 2017 by adminNZ still offering to take 150 Australian asylum seekers: What is the deal behind the deal? [Opinion Column] Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Pin Prime Minister Bill English met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The offer to take 150 of Australia’s asylum seekers still stands, not yet taken up. Journalist Tracey Barnett gives her opinion on the deal behind the deal here. [Read more from The Spinoff].