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Labor locks in cruelty to refugees

Media Release
Nick McKim 17 Dec 2018

Labor’s commitment to the cruelty of offshore detention and boat turnbacks is disappointing, but not surprising, Greens immigration spokesperson Nick McKim says.

“Labor cannot call themselves progressive while they continue to support these inhumane measures” Senator McKim said.

“Indefinite detention on Manus Island and Nauru, which began under Labor, has destroyed so many lives.”

“The tide has turned on offshore detention – the Australian people want it to end.”

“Additional support for the UNHCR is welcome, as is an increase in Australia’s humanitarian intake.”

“But it is long past time for Labor to commit to ending the cruelty of offshore detention.”

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