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Scott Morrison questioned at children in detention inquiry

Welcome to our rolling coverage of the inquiry’s hearing in Canberra on Friday. The immigration minister, Scott Morrison, is due to give evidence at 9.15am AEST. Other witnesses set to face the hearing later in the day are Paris Aristotle and Nicholas Procter, of the minister’s council on asylum seekers and detention, and Deborah Homewood, managing director of MAXimus Solutions, which is responsible for providing support to unaccompanied children in immigration detention. Updated at 10.08am AEST 9.12am AEST The president of the…

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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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All Indonesian children should be removed immediately from adult jails and detention facilities: Greens

The Australian Greens on May 26, 2012 called on the government remove all young Indonesians from adult facilities until the review is completed or their correct ages are determined. “The risk of further damage to at least 22 children whose cases are being reviewed is far too great,” Greens’ immigration and youth affairs spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said. “The revelations by Fairfax that another boy has been prosecuted and convicted as an adult is but the latest example in this…

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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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For World Human Rights Day the Refugee Advocacy Network will be organising events to call for the release of refugees, in the Mantra, MITA and all across Australia and offshore.

There will be a hologram projection at the Mantra in Preston from 8pm on Human Rights Day itself (50 people can also be present), and a rally socially distanced groups of 50 across different locations in the CBD from 2-3pm Saturday Dec 12 - that event will be up on Facebook shortly, in the meantime you can register for both covid-safe events here
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Read the article Refugees are the Canaries in the Mine:
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