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Refugee advocates fight proposed laws giving minister power to ban mobile phones in immigration detention

Refugee advocates say stories about Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani and the attempted deportation of the Biloela Tamil family would not have been...

Proposed new laws that would give authorities the power to ban mobile phones from Australian immigration detention centres could be used to…

  • Claudia Farhart
  • SBS

Last week, Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge announced legislation that would give Border Force officials search and seizure powers and…

National Justice Project chief executive George Newhouse called the proposed legislation “draconian”.

“Mobile phones are a…

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