Refugee Rights Action Network

The Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton is again trying to gain powers to remove mobile phones from people held in immigration detention centres which would obstruct asylum seekers from being able to contact lawyers, family and social supports as well as reporting on abuse within the centres.

19 July this year marks the eighth anniversary of the announcement by then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, that “any asylum-seeker who arrives in Australia by boat will...have no prospect of being resettled in Australia...and will never permanently live in Australia".

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