Refugees

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Government must make amends to Iranian family and fix immigration detention

04 Nov 2011

The Australian Greens have urged the federal government to fulfil all recommendations in the Human Rights Commission's report into an Iranian family who was badly damaged by the immigration detention system.

The Australian Greens have urged the federal government to fulfil all recommendations in the Human Rights Commission's report into an Iranian family who was badly damaged by the immigration detention system.

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Retrospective legislation aimed at scuttling a court case

03 Nov 2011

The Australian Greens agree with professional bodies the Law Council of Australia, Law Institute of Victoria and Victoria Legal Aid which have all expressed concern proposed amendments to the Migration Act.

The Australian Greens agree with professional bodies the Law Council of Australia, Law Institute of Victoria and Victoria Legal Aid which have all expressed concern proposed amendments to the Migration Act.


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Ross Solly's interview with Bob Brown, 02-11-2011

02 Nov 2011

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown spoke to Ross Solly on 666ABC radio today after legislation which ensures the democratic rights of territory citizens won't be overturned at the whim of a federal minister passed federal parliament last night, the first Greens bill to become law.
Other topics included asylum seekers, Qantas and the Coalition, the delinking of the government's proposed tax break for big business from the watered-down mining tax legislation, and coal seam gas.
 

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown spoke to Ross Solly on 666ABC radio today after legislation which ensures the democratic rights of territory citizens won't be overturned at the whim of a federal minister passed federal parliament last night, the first Greens bill to become law.


Other topics included asylum seekers, Qantas and the Coalition, the delinking of the government's proposed tax break for big business from the watered-down mining tax legislation, and coal seam gas.


 

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02 11 11 Sarah door stop Senate on Java tragedy

02 Nov 2011

Sarah Hanson-Young's door stop at the Senate entrance on the unfolding Java boat tragedy.

Sarah Hanson-Young's door stop at the Senate entrance on the unfolding Java boat tragedy.

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Sarah's door stop on boat sinking off Java

01 Nov 2011

Audio from Sen. Hanson-Young's 8:15pm door stop on the Java boat tragedy.

Audio from Sen. Hanson-Young's 8:15pm door stop on the Java boat tragedy.

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New deaths show why safer pathways needed for asylum seekers

01 Nov 2011

The Australian Greens have expressed their condolences after at least seven asylum seekers drowned off the Indonesian island of Java earlier today.

The Australian Greens have expressed their condolences after at least seven asylum seekers drowned off the Indonesian island of Java earlier today.

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Asylum Seekers

31 Oct 2011

Senator HANSON-YOUNG (South Australia) (14:27): My question is to the Minister representing the Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Justice, Minister Joe Ludwig. Can the government confirm that the Indonesian consulate is currently investigating 40 cases of alleged minors being held in relation to people smuggling in Australian adult jails: 16 cases in Western Australia, two cases in Victoria, 14 in New South Wales, one in the Northern Territory and seven in Queensland? In connection with this, can the government inform the Senate exactly how many minors are being held in Australian adult jails?

Senator HANSON-YOUNG (South Australia) (14:27): My question is to the Minister representing the Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Justice, Minister Joe Ludwig. Can the government confirm that the Indonesian consulate is currently investigating 40 cases of alleged minors being held in relation to people smuggling in Australian adult jails: 16 cases in Western Australia, two cases in Victoria, 14 in New South Wales, one in the Northern Territory and seven in Queensland? In connection with this, can the government inform the Senate exactly how many minors are being held in Australian adult jails?


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Govt must establish 24-hr medical services for fragile detainees

28 Oct 2011

Reports today that the ambulance called to Villawood to attend the suicide of a detainee on Tuesday night was phoned by a member of the public outside the facility is another reason why there must be 24-hour medical care at all detention centres, the Greens said today.

Reports today that the ambulance called to Villawood to attend the suicide of a detainee on Tuesday night was phoned by a member of the public outside the facility is another reason why there must be 24-hour medical care at all detention centres, the Greens said today.

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Sarah on 774 ABC Melbourne explaining the latest suicide at Villawood.

27 Oct 2011

Sarah appeared on 774 ABC Melbourne this morning with Rafael Epstein talking the latest suicide at the Villawood detention centre.

Sarah appeared on 774 ABC Melbourne this morning with Rafael Epstein talking the latest suicide at the Villawood detention centre.

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Audio from Sarah's doorstop on Villawood suicide

26 Oct 2011

Audio from Sarah's door stop in Adelaide about the suicide overnight of a 27-year-old Sri Lankan man at the Villawood immigration detention centre.

Audio from Sarah's door stop in Adelaide about the suicide overnight of a 27-year-old Sri Lankan man at the Villawood immigration detention centre.

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