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Move 18 Indonesian children out of adult prisons now: Greens

The Australian Government must urgently move 18 Indonesians who claim they are minors out of adult prisons and into appropriate facilities while their cases are being reviewed, the Australian Greens said today. “If you think they might be children, get on with it and get them out of adult prisons now and into facilities appropriate for children,” Greens’ immigration and youth affairs spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said. “The Attorney-General’s department has conceded the age claims of the Indonesians have merit,…

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Petition to protest the indefinite detention of Ranjini and her children

Ranjini and her two children aged 6 and 8 have been taken by the Australian government and placed in ‘indefinite detention’, without charge, without trial, without appeal. Please find the link to the GetUp! petition which will be delivered to Attorney-General Nicola Roxon and Immigration Minister Chris Bowen demanding to ensure no person in Australia should be held indefinetely without charge, trial or appeal. We urge all our members to sign this appeal and pass it on to family and…

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Greens urge govt stop destroying families and change ASIO Act

The Australian Greens have today urged the federal government to change the ASIO Act after revelations another family has been torn apart and faces indefinite detention even though they have been granted refugee protection. “The Greens were deeply upset by last night’s Lateline story on a young Sri Lankan woman and her two sons who have been removed from Melbourne to Villawood detention centre,” Greens’ immigration spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said. “Australia authorities found they were refugees and gave them…

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Greens successfully create inquiry into Indonesian children held in Australian adult prisons

The Australian Greens today announce they’ve successfully created a parliamentary inquiry to examine whether Indonesian children are being held in facilities such as prisons and remand centres where adults are also kept. “There are at least two dozen Indonesians who may be children who have been convicted and jailed alongside Australian adult offenders,” Greens’ immigration and youth affairs spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said. “The Attorney-General has announced these 24 cases will be reviewed, and while we welcome that, parliament must…

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Govt review of 24 Indonesian kids’ cases long overdue and now the law must be changed: Greens

The Australian Greens are relieved the Attorney-General has finally agreed to review the cases of 24 convicted Indonesian boat crew who may be children. The Greens have renewed calls on the government to back Greens’ legislation already before the parliament to ensure no child is locked in an adult prison. “Any child found to be imprisoned in an adult jail must be released and sent home to their family with a sincere apology,” Greens’ immigration and human rights spokesperson, Sen.…

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The Academy of Child and Adolescent Health (an Australian association of paediatric professionals) urged the immediate release of people seeking asylum from hotel detention in Melbourne into community housing.
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