Australian Bishops Call for Time Limit on Asylum Seeker Detention

In a Message for Australia Day (26 January 2012) the Commission for Justice, Ecology and Development of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has called for more compassionate treatment of asylum seekers.

Four of the Bishops who signed this statement minister directly to asylum seekers in immigration detention centres located in their dioceses. They say there must be a limit to how long asylum seekers can be held in immigration detention.

Read the full Bishops’ Australia Day call for time limit on detention.

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