Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Designated Arrivals) Bill should be rejected

August 10, 2006

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights says that despite proposed changes, the net effect of the Migration Bill remains fundamentally unchanged. The Government takes no legal responsibility for detention on Nauru, for the quality of asylum determination processes, or for protection and resettlement outcomes. Although some adjustments are made in relation to procedures and detention conditions, there is a complete absence of any meaningful changes to the protection outcomes.