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Amnesty expresses concern over Australian Prime Minister’s statement

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s comments this morning which associate asylum seekers to Australians participating in conflicts abroad are a disturbing example of scaremongering tactics aimed at those fleeing from conflict.

“The Prime Minister’s statements are designed to stir up fears and resentment about asylum seekers that have no foundation, and only serve to prop up the Government’s own cruel, inefficient and unlawful asylum seeker policies,” says Graeme McGregor of Amnesty International. Read more …