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Labor for Refugees


The NSW Left supports a change in ALP policy compatible with the policy objectives as follows:


  1. All people seeking asylum to be treated with compassion, justice and in accordance with Australia’s international obligations.

  2. The right of all people seeking asylum to have their status as refugees assessed on Australian soil, under the Australian legal system.

  3. People seeking asylum to be accommodated in government-run and urban-based reception centres. When a formal application for refugee status has been made and security, health and identity checks are complete, people seeking asylum are free to move out of reception centres and to stay in supportive communities. The time in detention not to exceed 30 days without judicial review and the right of appeal.

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