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No More Kids in Detention

The Australian Greens are calling on Labor to end the detention of children after six youths were taken to hospital following a fight between a group of teenagers at Pontville Detention Centre in Tasmania.

Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said this was the second incident in less than a month and was ample evidence that children needed to be put into families in the community.

"Keeping children in detention is shocking," Senator Christine Milne said.

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Better work protection, not dog whistling, needed for 457s

"The Prime Minister should cease her offensive rhetoric on the issue of 457 visas" Australia Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said

"It's clear that ugly language is being used that is not going to help protect local jobs - instead it is just likely to whip up fear in the community.

"If the Prime Minister was serious about protecting local jobs and not just dog whistling, she would bring back proper labour market testing and get behind the Greens legislation to advertise jobs locally first.

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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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