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Saudi woman trapped in Bangkok must be brought to Australia: Greens

Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has called on the Liberal Government to issue emergency travel documents to a young Saudi woman trapped in Bangkok, so she can travel safely and urgently to Australia where she has a visa.

 

“Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun fears for her life and is facing deportation to Saudi Arabia, but we can help. We understand she has a visa and needs emergency travel documents to be brought safely here,” Senator Hanson-Young said.

 

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The cruelty must end, let’s get #KidsOffNauru

Children and their families languishing on Nauru must be brought to Australia to receive the care they need, Greens Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young says.

 

“There are 80 children on Nauru, and as the days go by, more are at risk of serious health issues and suicide. This is Government-sanctioned torture that must end,” Senator Hanson-Young said.

 

“The three Liberal MPs should be commended for their stance on fairness and compassion for refugees. It send a clear message to the Morrison Government that cruelty doesn’t cut it.

 

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Order for the Production of Asylum Seekers

Senator HANSON-YOUNG

I move:

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Prime Minister, no later than 9.30 am on Thursday, 21 April 2016:

(a) any, and all, documents in the Australian Government's possession, including, and in relation to:

(i) any contracts between Broadspectrum (formerly known as Transfield Services) and its subcontractor Wilson Security in relation to operations on Nauru and Manus Island, Papua New Guinea,

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Grandmothers for asylum seekers

Senator HANSON-YOUNG

My question today is to the minister representing the Prime Minister, the Attorney-General, Senator Brandis. Attorney-General, today, represented here in the chamber and, of course, around the building, are hundreds of grandmothers from around Australia. They have gathered in this place to lobby your government around the treatment of—

Senator Ian Macdonald

Why didn't they do this when Labor had 2,000 locked up?

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Question - Baby Asha

Senator HANSON-YOUNG

My question is to the Minister representing the Prime Minister, Senator Brandis. Senator Brandis, right now, 'Baby Asha' and her family, along with dozens of other families, are living in Australia with the threat of imminent return to Nauru hanging over their heads. Will the government let these families stay here so that they can rebuild their lives or will you continue to disregard advice of medical experts and send these families back to the prison island of Nauru as soon as you can?

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Greens urge PM to accept Victorian offer to let asylum seekers stay

The Australian Greens have today urged Malcolm Turnbull to accept the Victorian Government's offer to give refuge to the 267 asylum seekers slated for deportation to Nauru.

If Malcolm Turnbull is truly different and if he's actually running this government then he will step up and let them stay," said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

"This is a question of leadership.

"The Victorian Government has today displayed the leadership and courage that has been sadly lacking from both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten this week.

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