Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee - Conditions and Treatment of of asylum seekers and refugees in regional processing centres

The Edmund Rice Centre's submisson calls for the closure of regional processing centres and an end to offshore processing and Operation Sovereign Borders. All asylum seekers and refugees be relocated to Australia to finalise their processing and the response of Australia to people who seek asylum in our country should be amended to reflect our international legal obligations.

We have also presented the Committee with an alternative plan to improve Australia’s current policy settings. Ultimately, Australia’s offshore processing regime is unsustainable. It is inevitable that sometime in the future a Government will launch a Royal Commission into

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