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‘People are crying and begging’: the human cost of forced relocations in immigration detention

Between July 2018 and August 2019, the Home Affairs Department spent A$6.1m flying refugees, asylum seekers and other immigration detainees around Australia.

This figure includes $5.7 million for charter flights and $400,000 for commercial flights with airlines like Qantas.

  • Michelle Peterie
  • The Conversation

It does not include the cost of keeping planes on standby and transporting staff who accompany detainees.

Neither does it…

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