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A full inquiry is needed into detention regime (The Age)

9 April 20150 comments

Yet again, there is cause for Australians to be profoundly disturbed about the federal government’s management of asylum seekers in offshore detention facilities. Twenty-four medical staff and Save the Children employees say the Abbott government has known since November 2013 of sexual and physical assaults and harassment of children and women within the Nauru detention facility. They say the assaults were raised repeatedly, in writing and in regular meetings, with officers of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Worse, though, is that some remain in danger.

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