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Scott Morrison toughens asylum-seeker assessment rules

25 June 20140 comments

A PERSON with a 49 per cent chance of being tortured could still be sent home under sweeping changes to the way asylum-seekers are processed in Australia.

The change to the risk threshold for people seeking protection under international conventions against cruel and inhuman punishment, including torture, is part of a bill introduced into parliament by Immigration Minister Scott Morrison today.

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