Australia says it will take more refugees from Burma living in border camps in Thailand.
Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone said Australia expects to take in about 900 Burmese people.
She says that is more than double the number Australia welcomed the year before, and she expects the amount will increase to 14,00 refugees in the next financial year.
Most of the refugees are of the Karen ethnic group.
The United Nations says there are about 140,000 Burmese refugees living in nine Thai border camps.
Human rights groups accuse Burma's military government of violent attacks on the Karen people, including murder, rape, torture and forced labor.