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New law allows Australian government to indefinitely detain refugees

Human rights groups warn the law gives the immigration minister a new power to overturn refugee status

Human rights groups – and parliament’s own human rights committee – say a new law pushed through parliament gives the government the power to indefinitely detain refugees, potentially…

  • Ben Doherty
  • The Guardian

The Migration Amendment (Clarifying International Obligations for Removal) Bill 2021 was tabled on the last sitting day of the March session of parliament, and voted into law on Thursday, after…

The law allows for the government, where it had cancelled the visa of a refugee but could not send them back to their country of origin because they would face persecution there, to detain them…

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