An end to offshore detention

Posted on Nov 14, 2016   |   Categories: Immigration Law

The government’s line, hardened over the years by both Labor and the Coalition, had left it in an immovable position – not one asylum seeker who comes by boat can settle in Australia, lest its policy be seen as a failure… Advocates have cautiously welcomed the “one-off” US refugee decision and urged the government transfer people quickly, to end their detention and uncertainty. The number of refugees the US will take has not been confirmed and Australia has said the intake will be subject to the US security vetting, so those in detention still do not have any guarantees of resettlement.


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