Asylum Seekers

Jo Murphy spoke to the issue and discussion followed. 

Resolution 6.3

NSWCCL notes that the Australia Government has failed to respond to the 2013 UN Human Rights Committee report by the due date of February 2014 and calls on it to do so immediately in relation to the key findings including that:

  1. Australia has committed 143 serious violations of international law by indefinitely detaining 46 refugees for four years, on the basis of their ‘adverse security assessments’ issued by ASIO
  2. b) That Australia must provide these refugees with an effective remedy, including release from detention on appropriate conditions, rehabilitation and compensation
  3. Australia should review its migration laws to prevent future violations.

 Moved: Jo Murphy/ Pauline Wright: That the resolution 6.3 be adopted. Carried.