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Refugee’s Legal Advice Service Cut

Tuesday 1st April / presented by James Hall

Asylum seekers locked up in Australian detention centers can’t seem to catch a break.

The Federal Government has announced that it will cut funding for the Immigration Advice and Application Assistance Scheme, meaning asylum seekers will now have to negotiate the complicated immigration application process on their own.

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says this will save $100 million but the cuts have been roundly criticized as short sighted.

The Refugee Council of Australia president Phil Glendenning joins James Hall this morning to discuss the implications of this decision.

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