Wilkie tables Refugee Protection Bill

Refugee Protection Bill 2018   Read the Bill here

Wilkie seeks to abolish mandatory detention of asylum seekers

SBS News – 18 June 2018

Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has introduced legislation that would abolish mandatory detention of asylum seekers in favour of community-based alternatives

Asylum seekers must only be kept in detention in Australia for the shortest time humanly possible, independent MP Andrew Wilkie has told parliament.

The Tasmanian MP introduced a private member’s bill on Monday as part of Refugee Week that would abolish mandatory detention of asylum seekers and refugees and provide community-based alternatives.

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The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, introduced a Private Member’s Bill this morning that would provide for a fairer, more sustainable and more humane approach to asylum seekers and refugees. A copy of the billexplanatory memorandum, and fact sheet are attached.

Read more here on Andrew Wilke’s website

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