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Amnesty for refugees in Australia is urgently needed

With asylum seekers slowly being released from detention, now is a perfect time for Australians to demand more from the Government, writes Jane Salmon.

HOW MANY of the 2013 boat arrivals remain in detention?

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Currently, there are 31 onshore, with 217 in PNG and Nauru.

These people are in dire need of support.

This is very hard on those remaining, shunted about at the whim of the Department of Home Affairs.

An amnesty for all is urgently required.

These slow trickle releases seem to be stealthy (late on Friday nights), to be arbitrary and intended to avoid media coverage.

The men do…

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