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Questions to Richard Marles about ALP policy on returning Vietnamese asylum seekers

The latest figures available from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection show that 120 Vietnamese are in Australian detention centres (6 per cent of the detention population).

Misha Coleman, Executive Officer of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce joined the program to discuss the issue.

State-sanctioned abuse of asylum seeker children in immigration detention – ABC AM

The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce has accused the Federal Government of state-sanctioned abuse of asylum seeker children in immigration detention. The Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says the claims are offensive and the Government is committed to protecting children from exploitation and abuse. But the taskforce wants the Minister to be stripped of his guardianship role of children in immigration detention.