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Blaming refugees for people smugglers’ tricks not the solution: Greens

Desperate people will keep risking everything they have and flee for Australia via leaky boats if they feel they have no other alternative because of limited protection options, the Australian Greens said today. “In the rush to punish people smugglers, we mustn’t lose sight of the bigger picture and the causes that force people to run for their lives,” Greens’ immigration spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said. “People will continue fleeing from war, torture or persecution and will always take their…

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Resolution at Victorian ALP State Conference calls for appeal process for asylum seekers with adverse security assessments

Urgency Motion: Rights of Appeal to adverse ASIO security decisions for Refugees & Asylum Seekers in indefinite detention. The lack of appeal rights and merits review of refugees with adverse ASIO assessment decisions means genuine refugees, men, women and children, are caught in a legal black hole.  They are effectively facing incarceration for the rest of their lives, simply for seeking protection as refugees in Australia.  Independent review and appeal are basic principles of modern justice. ASIO, like all decision…

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Greens to amend ASIO Act so refugees and their children can challenge indefinite detention

The Australian Greens said today they will seek to amend the ASIO Act so refugees, including children, are no longer detained for the rest of their lives because of adverse security assessments which cannot be challenged. “There is a problem with the current law that allows for a young mother and her children to be detained indefinitely, effectively for the rest of their lives without explanation or ability to challenge,” Greens’ immigration spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said. “No one with…

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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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