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  • Peter Dutton now wants to give Australian Border Force even more powers, including the ability to confiscate mobile phones from people living in detention.

    Dutton has fought time and time again to restrict or ban mobile phones in immigration detention because they shine a light on what’s really going on.

    Without them, we wouldn’t know the story of the family from Biloela, that people are being forced to sleep four to a room in a pandemic or that basic necessities like soap aren’t available.

    Sign the petition and join the campaign calling on politicians to block Dutton’s latest push for unnecessary and harsh powers.

    Peter Dutton now wants to give Australian Border Force even more powers, including the ability to confiscate mobile phones from people living in detention.

    Dutton has fought time and time again to restrict or ban mobile phones in immigration detention because they shine a light on what’s really going on.

    Without them, we wouldn’t know the story of the family from Biloela, that people are being forced to sleep four to a room in a pandemic or that basic necessities like soap aren’t available.

    Sign the petition and join the campaign calling on politicians to block Dutton’s latest push for unnecessary and harsh powers.

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    Phones are a lifeline for people in detention. Don't let Peter Dutton get the power to confiscate them. Sign the petition now.

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  • A Statement on COVID-19

    The below is a statement from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) in relation to the rapidly escalating COVID-19 crisis that is caused by novel coronavirus.

    Right now, our organisation exists in a period of turbulence and uncertainty unprecedented in modern times.

    Statement on Immigration Detention

    Expanded border force powers desperate distraction from Government’s inhumane immigration detention

    Human rights groups have slammed another attempt by the Government to avoid responsibility and scrutiny for their inhumane policy of mandatory, indefinite detention.

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