Australia Seeks To Introduce Refugee and Asylum Seeker Ban
The Coalition has introduced a proposal to amend the Migration Act. The amendment would see those who arrived in Australia by boat, excluding minors, from 2013 be banned from ever entering the country, including on tourist and business visas. Human Rights Law Centre’s director of legal advocacy, Daniel Webb, has expressed concern saying that those seeking protection should not be punished. “Those who’ve spent three years on a painful road to nowhere on Nauru and Manus should be brought back to safety in Australia.” Natasha Bulcher a Detention Rights Advocate for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre joned us on The Daily to discuss the latest developments with us.
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