Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Asylum seekers transferred to remote detention centre day before court case

Matthew Knott Sydney Morning Herald April 2, 2014

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: Ben Rushton
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has defended moving asylum seekers involved in legal action against the federal government from Sydney to remote Western Australia the day before their case is due to be heard in court.
A spokesperson for Mr Morrison said that the detention centre network was not run at ‘the convenience’ of asylum seekers or activists.
A lawyer representing the asylum seekers has accused the Department of Immigration of interfering with the judicial process by transferring 83 asylum seekers from Villawood detention centre to the Curtin detention centre……….
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