At their recent congress, the ACTU amended their policy on refugees and asylum seekers to call for an end to mandatory detention, a coordinated a cross union campaign to stop deportations, for the ASIO security assessments to be reviewable, and for the offshore and onshore refugee program quotas to be unlinked. Thanks to those involved […]
ASIO’s Reign May Be Over
By Ben Eltham, New Matilda. From http://newmatilda.com/2012/05/24/asios-reign-may-be-over
ASIO’s immigration assessments lack any kind of transparency, but a new High Court challenge may change that. Scrutiny is not inimical to security, writes Ben Eltham
“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes” — who watches the watchmen? So goes the famous Latin saying, generally attributed to Juvenal. Given the […]
Indefinite refugee detention challenged in High Court
By Amy Bainbridge, Lateline, ABC. From http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-05-23/high-court-challenge-to-refugee-asio-assessments/4029480
A human rights lawyer has lodged papers in the High Court in a bid to challenge asylum seekers’ detention on the grounds of adverse ASIO security assessments.
The case argues refugees should have the right to an independent review of their security assessment.
It follows a similar recommendation […]
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