The opposition’s attempt to link an alleged indecent assault to refugees living in the community is irresponsible, the Australian Greens said today.
“It‘s clear that indecent assault is unacceptable and I am concerned for the young woman involved,” the Greens’ immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said today.
“An appropriate response to this incident is to let the legal system deal with it, it is a matter to be left to the courts.
“A freeze on refugees living in the community is not a practical response and any review of bridging visas should be used as an opportunity to give people back their right to work so that they can be self-sufficient.
“A lot of the difficulties surrounding the housing of refugees, including the shortage of available accommodation, could be answered by letting these skilled people work.”
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