Give refugees the right to appeal security assessments – just like the rest of us

Refugees Right of asylum Australia

Last night, Lateline reported on a five-year-old refugee who faced the prospect of being separated from his father forever. His father had failed an ASIO security assessment, which under current policies means he is to be detained indefinitely with no right of appeal.

According to the report, 46 proven refugees are being locked up indefinitely because of adverse security assessments, which are made in a closed, non-reviewable process. Changing this situation, without ignoring legitimate security concerns, is achievable and necessary.

Read the full article on The Conversation.


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