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Hanson-Young among thousands rallying around Australia this weekend* urging fairer go for refugees

Australians will attend rallies across the country today and tomorrow for World Refugee Day (officially June 20) in support of a fairer go for refugees. “The Australian Greens are working to put time limits on detention into legislation, because we know the current system is causing easily preventable mental and physical damage to already fragile people,” Greens’ immigration spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said. “We’ve legislation before parliament which sets time limits – as recommended by the recent parliamentary inquiry into…

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Global campaign to end child detention wants 428 video messages from Australian youth

May 2012 marks the twelfth month of detention for one of the 428 children currently in Australian facilities. In May, Australia also becomes the first in a series of countries being highlighted by the Global Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children. This campaign was launched on 21st March 2012 at the UN Human Rights Council. Australian campaign members will use the month of May to push for an end to Australia’s policy of indefinitely detaining all children and families before…

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Bowen maintains shameful policy of keeping 428 asylum seeker children detained: Greens

Figures showing 428 children remain detained demonstrate the Immigration Minister continues to flout our international obligations and neglects his duty as legal guardian to act in their best interests, the Australian Greens said today. “Australia is still punishing, rather than protecting, vulnerable children by locking them up simply because they have fled war, torture and persecution,” Greens’ immigration spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said. “We must change the law because children are being detained as a matter of course and the…

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Greens urge Bowen to relinquish guardianship of unaccompanied children and release them into community

The Australian Greens have today urged the Immigration Minister to relinquish his role as the legal guardian of 26 Vietnamese unaccompanied children in detention in Darwin and release them into the community. “The Minister must cease being the legal guardian of all unaccompanied children and be replaced by an independent advocate who can act in their best interests and stand up for their welfare,” Greens’ immigration spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said. “This desperate plea in a letter today from a…

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A letter from the Catholic Bishop Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands asking for the refugees on Manus and Nauru to be resettled in Australia as the indefinite detention of asylum seekers is both unjustifiable and unacceptable.... ... See MoreSee Less
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