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'Unbearable' Nauru situation cannot last

‘Unbearable’ is how the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights has described the situation for detainees on Nauru and the Australian Greens say it is time to act.

 “The world is watching while Australia mistreats extremely vulnerable people who come to us for help and it is high time the Government started listening to the criticism from top human rights experts,” the Greens’ immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Police uniforms to be kept in the closet

The Australian Greens are urging Police Commissioner Gary Burns to allow South Australian police to wear their uniforms while marching in the Adelaide Pride Parade this Saturday.

 “South Australian police shouldn’t be forced to keep their uniforms in the closet at this year’s Adelaide Pride Parade,” Greens spokesperson for Human Rights, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

 “I will be writing to South Australia’s Police Commissioner, Gary Burns, urging him to reverse his decision.

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HR Commissioner’s comments discredit offshore processing regime

The Human Rights Commissioner’s comments regarding offshore processing on Nauru have shown just how unacceptable the situation there is, the Australian Greens said.

 “The top expert on human rights in Australia has recognised that the human rights breaches that are happening on Nauru are totally unacceptable,” Greens’ spokesperson for immigration, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Helping those who help our troops in Afghanistan

The Australian Greens have announced they will introduce a bill into the Senate that would create a special visa class enabling the permanent resettlement in Australia for Afghan interpreters and other at-risk employees who worked for the Coalition forces, along with their families.

 “Australia is indebted to the brave Afghan men and women who risk their lives by working with the Coalition armed forces in their home country,” Greens spokesperson for human rights, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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