Keeping kids behind bars has become the Australian way

With news that Australia may soon release a number of families and children from immigration detention to live in the community while their claims are processed, Mary Crock, Professor of Public Law at the University of Sydney, says how isolated our policy really is:

What strikes me is how unaware we are of what other countries are doing.

We are really by ourselves when it comes to keeping asylum seekers in detention for the length of their processing time. Every other country around the world has mechanisms for allowing people out if they don’t pose any threat to the community.

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