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Wednesday, 08 February 2017 13:38

Alliance calls for end to offshore detention

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handshake welcomeIn a statement made on the 3rd of February, a coalition of 71 human rights organisations have urged the Australian government to bring refugees on Manus Island and Nauru to Australia, in light of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the US-Australia refugee resettlement arrangement.

The coalition includes Catholic religious ministries and partners organisations such as the Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project, Edmund Rice Centre and Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA).

"Mr Turnbull and Mr Shorten must put an end to the partisanship and urgently bring these people to safety in Australia," said Mr Phil Glendenning, Director of the Edmund Rice Centre and President of the Refugee Council.

“It is simply beyond embarrassing that our leaders are refusing to bring 1,600 people to safety in Australia and instead are relying on a volatile US President.

Read and download the joint Open Statement on Offshore Detention.

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