Mandatory Detention of Children is Cruel and Immoral
Minoli Perera a Master of Laws student at La Trobe University writes:
The Australian government’s policy of mandatory detention for boat-arriving asylum seekers has been characterised by commentators as a human rights violation. Under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) there is no time limit on detention and as a consequence asylum seekers are often detained for months and sometimes for years. The policy also makes no distinction between adults and children.
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