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.
The Australian Greens say the Government must heed the warnings of the Australian Medical Association and support a bill put forward by Greens’ Senators Sarah Hanson-Young and Richard Di Natale that would establish an independent health oversight panel for refugees.
The Australian Government must ensure the safety of a Tamil man they are sending back to Sri Lanka at the same time as the British High Court has chosen to halt similar deportations, the Australian Greens said today.
The huge cost of the Gillard Government’s offshore detention policy, which remains a mystery because of the deliberate obfuscation of the total expense, hasn’t been solved in today’s MYEFO announcement according to the Australian Greens.
The announcement of a review mechanism for adverse ASIO assessments is the first step to closing a legal black hole that has swallowed up almost 60 refugees in previous years, the Australian Greens said.