“The Australian Greens National Council, meeting in Melbourne today, condemns the actions of Abbott’s border force in Melbourne yesterday.
The Australian Greens congratulate the rapid response by Melburnians defending all our human rights.
The Australian Greens will continue to oppose racial profiling and the militarisation of immigration policy.
The Greens will work to restore decency and humanity in our immigration laws after the defeat of the Abbott Government.”
Sarah Hanson-Young, Greens Immigration Spokesperson and Giz Watson, Greens Co-convenor
Senator Hanson-Young added; “The militarisation of the Immigration Department has been a disaster.
“The Immigration Minister has gone into hiding. He needs to answer questions and The Greens will be pursuing this matter when Parliament resumes.”
Media Contact: Noah Schultz-Byard for Senator Sarah Hanson-Young 0427 604 760
Media Contact: Giz Watson 0414 837 753