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Australian Detention Centres Risk Violating Human Rights

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Australia's recent decision to move asylum seekers to offshore detention facilities has alarmed human rights organisations.

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Morgan McDowell (4)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 6:45 pm

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 6:47 pm
as far as I am concerned they are breaking human rights

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Friday August 31, 2012, 3:12 am

Carol H (229)
Friday August 31, 2012, 4:35 am
noted, thank you Cal

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Friday August 31, 2012, 5:50 am
The detention centers are not at all wonderful here in Australia. What they would be like in Nauru is questionable. I've been a refugee during the second world war and my heart goes out to these people.

John D (22)
Friday August 31, 2012, 9:30 am
The unnecessary detention centres ARE a violation of human rights. It is inhumane to imprison refugees, men, women and children behind razor wire for an indefinite period, sometimes exceeding 2 years whilst being 'processed'. Refugees arriving in New Zealand go straight into the community while 'processing' takes place.

Tom C Sullivan (98)
Friday August 31, 2012, 12:14 pm
Kind of like the US with Gitmo

Kathleen R (138)
Friday August 31, 2012, 12:40 pm

refhan irtem (13)
Friday August 31, 2012, 1:21 pm
İnsanlık ayıbı...

Rhonda B (106)
Friday August 31, 2012, 3:52 pm

Ankush P (0)
Friday August 31, 2012, 4:12 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing :(

Jennifer Ward (40)
Friday August 31, 2012, 6:18 pm
Off shore processing is necessary to save lives. Over a thousand people died in the past few years, 100 of them just this week. What the 'human rights' people don't seem to understand is the long journeys in flimsy boats crammed with 'asylum seekers' (who are 80% economic migrants) undertaking accross open seas in very dangerous conditions. The smugglers don't care whether the passengers live, die or even reach their destination. There was a case where everyone had drowned in transit, but the smuggler's agents here in Australia collected more money from the waiting relatives telling them that their loved ones were in detention centres when they were really at the bottom of the Indian Ocean. It's not like Europe or the USA- people do not cross land- they pay thousands (where do they get that money BTW) to get on a unseaworthy fishing boat and the crew doesn't care if their passengers perish on the way.

John D (22)
Friday August 31, 2012, 6:45 pm
"Off shore processing is necessary to save lives" - What a load of bullshit! Unwarranted government propaganda. The only thing the government is concerned about is political point-scoring. Offshore processing will not prevent any deaths or refugees attempting to seek asylum in Australia.

John D (22)
Friday August 31, 2012, 8:09 pm
Australia has a policy of mandatory detention for all refugees and asylum seekers who arrive by boat on its shores. This represents a radical departure from any other country that signs the UN Conventions - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

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Saturday September 1, 2012, 3:50 am

Rin S (10)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 11:17 pm
Thank you. There are too many tragedies with the asylum seekers and they need to find a solution. Everybody deserves the right to a better life.

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Tuesday September 4, 2012, 4:16 am
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