Liberal MP appeals to ‘people of conscience’ after release of Nauru files

Liberal MP appeals to ‘people of conscience’ after release of Nauru files

Russell Broadbent says Coalition needs to consider

whether there are adequate safety measures to protect those in detention

by Katharine Murphy  –  The Guardian – 10 August 2016

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Photo: A protest at the Nauru detention centre. The Liberal MP Russell Broadbent said the Nauru files were ‘the sort of thing that brought John Howard to a place where he had to do something about it’

Liberal MP Russell Broadbent says the government needs to consider whether there are adequate checks and balances to ensure the safety of people in immigration detention after the release of new records revealing the scale of abuse of children in offshore detention.

The backbencher said churches and “people of conscience” needed to rally on the issue …

Labor MPs also remain deeply troubled by conditions in offshore detention. The Tasmanian Labor senator Lisa Singh told Guardian Australia on Wednesday it remained her personal view that the offshore detention centres on Nauru and on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea should be shut down.

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