Lawyers for Manus Island refugees file compensation claims

Lawyers for Manus Island refugees file compensation claims
 

SYDNEY Lawyers acting for 900 people held in Papua New Guinea on behalf of Australia asked a court on Friday to hasten compensation claims for their illegal detention, kicking off the first stage of legal action that could see the refugees return to Australia.
Controversies arising from Australia's immigration policy have become a major headache for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during campaigning for elections set to be held on July 2.
Under the hard-line immigration policy, anyone intercepted trying to reach Australia by boat is sent for processing to camps on Manus Island in Papua New... read more

 
13 May 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: Reuters
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