Offshore processing leads to avoidable and unnecessary suffering
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi yesterday stressed that Australia’s offshore processing of refugees in Nauru and Manus Island has effectively generated unnecessary and extensive avoidable suffering for far too long which needs to stop. Last year the UNHCR reluctantly agreed to a relocation deal between the US and Australia, under very specific guidelines. So what exactly has changed since then and how has our Government responded to these statements. To fill us in we were joined by Ben Doherty, Immigration Correspondent from the Guardian.