NEWS CENTRE

Asylum Seekers and Refugees

The Institute Specific Issues Committee Asylum Seeker and  Refugees is very concerned about children being held in immigration detention facilities.  Presently more than 1000 children are in detention.

The committee draws reader’s attention to a campaign by GetUp! The campaign calls on the Government to deliver on their promise to get the majority of children out of detention by June 2011.

The Petition www.getup.org.au will be delivered to the Minister this week.

From: Institute Specific Issues Committee, Asylum Seekers and Refugees (Sisters Johanna Conway, Geraldine Mugavin and Rosarii O’Connor)

The Committee warmly invites your response to the article or the issue.
Email: asylum.refugees@mercy.org.au    
    
Contact: Carmel Heagerty RSM, Institute Justice Co-ordinator
Email: Institute.Justice@mercy.org.au