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Thoughts and Reflections on African Migration and Settlement in Australia.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Rethinking Mandatory Detention Policy

The Refugee advocates in Australia have called for a major rethink of the government's mandatory detention policy as more cases of wrongful arrests and detention of genuine Australian citizens come to light.

Evidence points to the fact that, in recent years, immigration officials might have mistaken more than 200 Australians for illegal migrants. A clear case of mistaken identity!

Meanwhile, the Liberal Party backbencher, Judi Moylan, insists the mandatory detention policy has failed the test of humanity; arguing that the treatment of illegal migrants and asylum seekers must be reformed.

For more stories visit: http://africanrefugees.blogspot.com

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