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Abbott government must take international obligations toward asylum seekers seriously: Greens

 “Unlike Tony Abbott, EU members understand that you can't just turn women and children around and send them back to a war zone’, Greens spokesperson for immigration, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“The EU is completely right, The Abbott Government has no respect for international law or its non-refoulement obligations.

“Cutting Australia’s humanitarian intake and refusing to accept UN registered refugees from Indonesia does nothing to support the international community.” 

“Instead of offering a helping hand to those in need, Tony Abbott has locked the door and thrown away the key.”

“Rather than trumpeting their own policy the Abbott government should be taking their international obligations seriously and abide by the law.

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