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Migration Amendment Bill 2012

Monday 20th May / posted by Chris Wheeldon

Australia has passed radical legislation to deter asylum seekers - a move seen by many as reminiscent of the Howard era.

It’s the Migration Amendment Bill 2012 and it strips asylum seekers of any legal advantages onshore.

It effectively prevents people from having their refugee claims assessed in Australia unless the minister for immigration makes a personal decision to exempt them.

The Greens and Refugee groups say the next generation of Australian politicians will be apologising for it.

 Amnesty Refugee Campaigner Graeme McGregor is with me…

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