A REPORT on the fate of rejected asylum seekers who are deported from Australia should send shudders down everyone’s spine.
The study by the Edmund Rice Centre and Australian Catholic University found that only five out of 40 asylum seekers interviewed after their deportation were considered to be living in safety and that 10 of them were in so much danger that it was considered unsafe to interview them.
This is a damning finding and indicates that Australia appears to have little concern for these asylum seekers while they are on our soil or after they are deported.
The federal election campaign over the past few weeks failed to adequately address the issue of refugees and asylum seekers.
These non-voters seem to have fallen through the cracks in favour of more popular election issues which hit the hip pocket of Australians.
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