We ask the reincarnated PM to provide moral leadership and put an end to the practice of putting children who seek asylum into detention centres and camps - Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce
18 February 2015
Last week should have heralded in a “new era of good government”, according to our Prime Minster. We ask the reincarnated PM to provide moral leadership and put an end to the practice of putting children who seek asylum into detention centres and camps.
The Taskforce says that the demonising of the Human Rights Commission is totally unethical
The Taskforce believes pressure is building within Government ranks to end the policy that has led to long-term child detentions. Misha Coleman, Taskforce EO, said there was a significant and growing number of backbenchers that want change. Hear the audio File
The Taskforce is still awaiting the findings of the Moss Review which was established by Minister Morrison following allegations of rape and sexual assault of asylum seekers in Nauru. Letters sent to the Taskforce describing such assaults were submitted to the Moss Review in 2014. Read this story in New Matilda.
The Board of the Taskforce welcomes the Very Reverend Dr Peter Catt back to the position of Chair in 2015 and welcomes Sister Brigid Arthur as the new Vice Chair.