Greens introduce detention amendments

Greens introduce detention amendments

The Greens are pushing for Australia’s offshore immigration detention centres to allow more access to human rights organisations and the media.

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson Young will introduce two amendments to the Senate today, to give free access to the Human Rights Commission to inspect the centres at Nauru and Manus Island.

Senator Hanson Young says these amendments will aim to shed light on what is going on in these Australian-run detention centre.

She says they should have free reign to visit the centres and speak to detainees ir order to better assess the conditions of the centres.

The amendments will also allow the Australian media access to report on the detention centres.

Senator Hanson Young says the media has open access to detention centres on Australian shores, so there is no reason they shouldn’t be given the same access to offshore centres that are run by the Australian government.

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