ASIO reverses finding refugees pose a threat

A group of 10 refugees assessed by ASIO as threats to national security have been freed to live in the Australian community after the agency quietly reversed its decision.

NSW Council for Civil Liberties president Stephen Blanks said it was good ASIO had cases under review but the lack of transparency was "completely unsatisfactory".

"The public is entitled to know why these people are locked up, and why the security agency has changed its mind and decided they can be released into the community," Mr Blanks said.

"Locking people up is not something that should be done in secret."

Article: ASIO reverses finding refugees pose a threat

Source: Sydney Morning Herald 11/1/2015

 

See also

Article: Welcome to the secret society (Source: The Age, 10/1/2015)