Under Australian law and policy, “indefinite detention, even for life in the worst conditions imaginable, is lawful.”

Julian Burnside QC, explores the legal history of Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers over at New Matilda.

Australian governments, both Liberal and Labor, have repeatedly shown that they are willing to ignore all the dictates of human decency when the object of their attention is a group of people who are politically unpopular.

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