November 7, 2014
– No deportation to danger
– Don’t remove court scrutiny and appeal rights
Scott Morrison has done a dirty deal with Clive Palmer to bring in an extreme anti-refugee bill. This will bring back Temporary Protection Visas, which mean permanent insecurity and no-family reunion for refugees. In addition over two thousand people already on Manus Island and Nauru will remain in limbo. The bill will change the legal definition of a refugee and give the Immigration Minister unprecedented powers removed from any court scrutiny.
The senate committee examining the bill will deliver its report on Novermber 24. Join the Refugee Action Collective to make sure the depth of opposition to this new attack on refugee rights is loud and clear.
*Remove references to the UN Refugee Convention from the Migration Act
*Remove the ability of the High Court to challenge refugee policy and operations
*Allow boats to be towed beyond Australian waters and just left there without regard for safety
*Entrench the screen out or fast track assessment process which removes access to the Refugee Review Tribunal and provides very limited review processes