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Sarah Hanson-Young

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A new oversight body, set up to supervise the immigration network, should report directly to Parliament, not just the Immigration Minister, the Australian Greens have said. "Independent scrutiny of these centres, which operate under a cloud of secrecy, has been needed for some time," the Greens'...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Allegations that refugees are being pressured into changing witness statements in relation to the murder of Reza Barati are extremely serious and must be investigated, the Australian Greens have said. "The Minister has flatly refuted these allegations, but he has been caught lying before when it...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Thursday, November 6, 2014

South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has urged the state and federal governments to end their spat on preschool funding and work together to guarantee a minimum of 15 hours of preschool per week for every South Australian child. "Preschool is extremely important and it shouldn't get...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The failure of permanent resettlement deals in Papua New Guinea and Nauru will have disastrous, long-term effects on the people who have bene dumped there, the Australian Greens have said. "The resettlement deal on Manus has fallen apart, just like on Nauru, and it's the refugees who are going to...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Australian Greens have welcomed the release of Beyond the Boats: building an asylum and refugee policy for the long term, and called for cross-party support for a bill that would increase Australia's refugee intake. "This report has some crucial, and very welcome, recommendations," the Greens'...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Australian Greens have called for an end to the doomed policy of resettlement on Nauru following a series of attacks that have put the lives of refugees, including children, at risk.  "The Minister's callous blame shifting has been appalling," the Greens' immigration spokesperson,...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Parliament's human rights committee has highlighted a range of serious breaches of Australia's human rights obligations that would result from the passage of the Abbott government's cruel TPV and refugee assessment fast-tracking bill. "This report is bad news for the Abbott government, who were...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Australian Greens have called on the Abbott government to release the Productivity Commission's childcare report immediately. "The childcare sector is in crisis and the government must release this report immediately," the Greens' childcare spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said. "What...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Senate has supported a Greens' Order for Production of Documents, demanding that the Immigration Minister table any expert advice he received before announcing his blanket ban on West African refugees. "This cruel, senseless ban is embarrassing Australia on a global scale and the Minister has...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Immigration Minister's announcement that no refugees will be accepted from West Africa due to the ongoing Ebola crisis must be overturned by the Prime Minister, the Australian Greens have said. "While the government drags its feet in responding to the Ebola crisis, Scott Morrison has slammed...