Refugees and Asylum seekers

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Government’s dumping of refugees will cost lives

10 Sep 2012

The Greens predict a mental health crisis and a return to the horrors of the Pacific Solution as the Government's designation for Nauru contains no protections or welfare standards.

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First, do no harm: Greens move to establish Expert Health Care Panel for refugees in offshore detention

10 Sep 2012

The Australian Greens today announced that they will introduce a bill in the Senate to establish an independent panel of expert physicians to oversee the health and mental health of asylum seekers and refugees in indefinite offshore detention.

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Ominous signs already for Government's indefinite offshore dumping deals: Greens

08 Sep 2012

The Australian Greens today called on the Government to clarify the terms agreed with PNG on the duration of offshore detention of refugees and confirm whether multinational engineering company Transfield Services is contracted to operate the offshore facilities.

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Six-point plan to save lives is silent on our responsibilities to rescued refugees

05 Sep 2012

The Greens today welcomed the Government's progress with bilateral negotiations with Indonesia to improve search and rescue operations in our region, but called on the Government to clarify protocols around how and when Australia will take responsibility for rescued asylum seekers.

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Video: Christine Milne on Insiders 02/09/12

03 Sep 2012

Christine Milne was interviewed on Insiders on Sunday morning.

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Senator Sarah Hanson-Young Press Conference 31.08.12

31 Aug 2012

Senator Sarah Hanson Young's press conference on the recent loss of live at sea after authorites failed to respond to a distress call from an asylum seeker boat. Senator Hanson-Young called for a thorough investigation into improving safety at sea practices and clarifying rescue obligations in law. 

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Greens call for urgent investigation into saving lives at sea and rescue protocols

31 Aug 2012

The Australian Greens today expressed their sorrow at the recent loss of lives and called for a thorough investigation into improving safety at sea practices and clarifying rescue obligations in law.

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Senator Sarah Hanson-Young Press Conference 29.08.12

29 Aug 2012

Senator Sarah Hanson Young's press conference on the indefinite detention of asylum seekers. Senator Hanson-Young has written to the leaders of Papua New Guinea and Nauru, urging them to ensure that asylum seekers aren not kept indefinitely in detention facilities.

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Grave injustices against Indonesian minors but who is taking responsibility?

24 Aug 2012

The Australian Greens have called on the government to make reparations to Indonesian children wrongly imprisoned as adults and bring in urgent legislative safeguards to stop such injustices happening again, after Senator Hanson-Young participated in the Detention of Indonesian Minors in Australia Senate inquiry in Canberra today.

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