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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Watch the video clip … Ending the nation’s shame – Wilkie tables Refugee Protection Bill – 18 June, 2018
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 bill, explanatory memorandum, and fact sheet are attached.
Read more here on Andrew Wilke’s website
Refugee detention changes needed: Wilkie – 9 News –