Four times as many asylum seekers have tried to reach Australia since the Gillard government resumed offshore processing with a no-advantage test, Senator Hanson-Young says. “Australia arguably has the harshest refugee policy in the world and yet people are still coming,” she told reporters. It was not making people safe or saving lives at sea. “All it’s doing is inflicting more suffering and harm,” she said. The government was being challenged in court for not allowing refugees access to lawyers and legal advice. “This is just another low from this government,” Senator Hanson-Young said…”
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