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IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE REQUIRED FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS ADRIFT AT SEA

 

The Australian Greens have called upon the Abbott Government to provide immediate technical, financial and humanitarian assistance to the reported 8,000 Rohingyan asylum seeking refugees currently adrift in South-East Asian seas.

"The UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration have called for an international search and rescue mission to save the asylum seekers and Australia is best placed to provide such assistance, Greens spokesperson for Immigration Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said

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BUDGET DOES NOTHING TO IMPROVE AUSTRALIA’S GLOBAL REPUTATION ON IMMIGRATION

"The Abbott Government's significant cuts in foreign aid are short sighted and self-serving and will further damage Australia's poor global reputation on immigration" Greens spokesperson on Immigration Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has said.

"With effectively no cuts to aid in Nauru, PNG and Cambodia the government is blatantly paying off these nations to do Australia's dirty work on asylum seeker detention.

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Abbott government must lift veil of secrecy on Operation Secret Boats

The Australian Greens are today calling on the Abbott government to lift the veil of secrecy and be up front with the Australian people about what is happening to the 50 Vietnamese asylum seekers currently detained on an Australian Navy vessel.

“I am extremely concerned for the 50 asylum seekers who are currently being shipped back to their homeland by the Australian Navy,” Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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