“The UN refugee agency has taken Australia to task over its asylum seeker detention policy. The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees says the approach was at best wrong, and fell foul of the 1951 international treaty covering handling of asylum. The UNHCR’s found “serious shortcomings” at asylum centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea, including conditions and processing delays. The agency says any detention of asylum-seekers must be strictly in accordance with Australia’s refugee and human rights law obligations”. For original text, visit: http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbint/296663519-un-angered-by-aus-asylum-seeker-policy#.UZ5g0WeeiC4.facebook

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