Thought our treatment of asylum seekers couldn’t get any worse?

Editorial in the Sunday Age:

‘This newspaper has argued for years that the treatment by successive Australian governments of people seeking asylum will come to be seen as one of the most shameful chapters in our history. Our resolve to advocate for the end of needlessly punitive, even inhuman, treatment of desperate and vulnerable people has been reinforced by fresh evidence of neglect and cruelty.

‘A report by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre – a mainly government-funded organisation that seeks to improve community access to justice, ameliorate social problems and reduce disadvantage – says there has been ‘‘routine denial’’ of antiviral treatment to people in immigration detention in Australia…’

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