By James R. Kelly AUSTRIA’s immigration minister has urged Labor to scrap its long-standing policy of requiring all asylum seekers to undergo mandatory immigration hearings.
Key points:Peter Dutton said Labor should end mandatory hearings in the Northern Territory”We want to get people back to the place where they were before the Northern Border”, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton saysThe decision was welcomed by refugees groups but not everyone was convincedImmigration Minister Peter dutton says the government is in the “best position to deal with the issue” in the futureMr Dutton told ABC radio the government had taken a “fresh look” at the policy in the past few weeks, and was confident in its future.
“I think we have a really strong case for the continued use of mandatory immigration detention,” Mr Dutton added.
“In fact, we’ve taken a fresh look at it and it’s been positive.”
We think we can make a better case for this.
“He said the Government was committed to the “hard work” of getting people back home to “take the risks” of living in remote communities.”
That’s why we have seen an extraordinary surge in the numbers of refugees and asylum seekers,” Mr dutton said.”
This is the best chance for Australia to bring them home safely.
“Mr Droughton also urged Labor not to abandon its controversial “No-Go Areas” policy, which has seen the Government turn away asylum seekers seeking to cross the Northern Territorian border.”
The Northern Territory’s no-go areas are an extraordinary place to cross into Australia,” he said.’
We want people back’Mr Dwindsons comments came after Mr Dyson visited the Northern Territories’ Northern Territory Regional Processing Centre and told ABC Radio the government would continue to work to resettle people.”
Our priority is to get them back home, and we want them back safely,” he added.
Mr Dyson also spoke to the ABC about the plight of refugees who have sought to return to their home countries, but are living in “No Go Areas”.”
We’re very, very committed to people returning to their country of origin,” he told the ABC.”
There are many of those people who have crossed the Northern territory, and many more who have returned to the area,” he explained.”
But we’ve also heard stories of people who were living in these no-Go areas for years, and they’ve returned home and we just want them to come home.
“Mr Speaker, it is a pleasure to meet Mr Peter Dyson.
Thank you for being here today.
I want to thank the minister for the wonderful visit he’s made to the Northern territories.
I also want to congratulate him on the work he’s done to bring people back from these no go areas.
The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection has been in the House for a long time and we’re pleased to have him in the chamber.
The minister was also delighted to welcome Mr Pauline Hanson, the leader of the anti-immigration party, the Australian Workers Party.
Mr Speaker we’ve just heard the immigration minister from Australia’s Northern Territory speak to the Australian people.
We are delighted to have the Minister for Migration and Border Control with us today.
The Northern Territories Regional Processing Center (RNPC) is the only detention centre in the territory that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
There are currently 3,000 people at the facility.
It is the third largest detention centre on the territory, with a population of more than 3,300.
The facility was established in the mid-1990s as a “rehabilitation centre” for former detainees and people who had been released from detention.
Mr dutton announced in January that the facility would be closed in March next year, but the facility was re-opened by the Labor Government in March this year.
The Labor Government has not yet released its final decision on the closure, but it will be debated in the Upper House.
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