The AJDS is dismayed to learn of the Government’s proposed amendments to the Migration Act, which will reduce Australia’s responsibility to provide protection for people seeking asylum. These cruel and inhumane changes will inflict violence on people who have turned to us for protection. This represents the latest shocking failure by the Government to respect its international obligations to asylum seekers and refugees. Rather than finding ways to absolve Australia of these responsibilities, the Government should be providing more visas as quickly as possible for people seeking asylum in Australia. This disregard for human life, and the decision to send people back to places where they face a serious risk of harm, is nothing short of disgraceful.

The AJDS calls on the Government to immediately end the system of mandatory detention, close the migrant detention centres, and increase Australia’s refugee intake.
AJDS Executive,  27th June 2014

The AJDS is dismayed to learn of the Government’s proposed amendments to the Migration Act, which will reduce Australia’s responsibility to provide protection for people seeking asylum. These cruel and inhumane changes will inflict violence on people who have turned to us for protection. This represents the latest shocking failure by the Government to respect its international obligations to asylum seekers and refugees. Rather than finding ways to absolve Australia of these responsibilities, the Government should be providing more visas as quickly as possible for people seeking asylum in Australia. This disregard for human life, and the decision to send people back to places where they face a serious risk of harm, is nothing short of disgraceful.

The AJDS calls on the Government to immediately end the system of mandatory detention, close the migrant detention centres, and increase Australia’s refugee intake.
AJDS Executive,  27th June 2014