Call to Action After ‘Seven Years of Suffering’

Our news cycles have been inundated with everything COVID-19 since the pandemic first hit our shores, but not all aspects of this crisis has been covered extensively.

Right now, there are approximately 1,400 people being held within detention facilities across Australia and around 200 people held in Alternative Places of Detention. And on Sunday, it will have been seven years since former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that people seeking asylum, arriving by boat, will never be settled in Australia and would be processed offshore.

So, are the people in the detention centres being properly protected from COVID-19, and how can an everyday person take action to help? The Daily was joined now by Jana Favero, Director of Advocacy and Campaigns at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre to discuss these questions.

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