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HR Commissioner’s comments discredit offshore processing regime

The Human Rights Commissioner’s comments regarding offshore processing on Nauru have shown just how unacceptable the situation there is, the Australian Greens said.

 “The top expert on human rights in Australia has recognised that the human rights breaches that are happening on Nauru are totally unacceptable,” Greens’ spokesperson for immigration, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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ANF Victoria Letter - Asylum Seekers

Today Senator Milne's office received this letter from Australian Nursing Federation (Victorian Branch) Secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick;


Dear Senator Milne,

The Australian Nursing Federation (Victorian Branch) represents more than 65,000 nurses, midwives and carers industrially and professionally. We hold a conference annually when some 550 Job Representatives from across the slate, representing !he wider membership, gather and debate a number of motions.

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Senator Christine Milne & Senator Sarah Hanson-Young Press Conference, July 8, 2012

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne and Immigration spokesperson Sarah Hanson-Young held a press conference to discuss further developments in the Greens' proposals to save the lives of refugees and prevent them from taking the risky journey to Australia in dangerous boats.

The senators also addressed questions on statements in recent days by Sam Dastayari and Paul Howes.

The press conference was held outside the Australian Greens Special Policy Conference, where the party passed three proposals. The text of the proposals is below:


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