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Thoughts and Reflections on African Migration and Settlement in Australia.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Revolt on Mandatory Detention

Moderate backbench MPs in the ruling Liberal Party in Australia are apparently worried about the mental health of detainees under the government’s policy of mandatory detention of asylum seekers and refugees who enter the country illegally.

As a first principle, the dissenting federal liberal MPs, have called on the government to release all women and children in detention on compassionate grounds in order to preserve life and human dignity.

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