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Bishops call for release of detainees

Australia’s Catholic bishops have joined the bishops of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in calling for detainees on Manus Island and Nauru to be resettled in Australia – eight years after the advent of mandatory offshore detention.

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Bill would cut vital lifeline for most disadvantaged

South Australian refugee advocates have raised concerns about a Commonwealth Bill that would allow the Government to prohibit detainees from having the means to effectively communicate with family and legal representatives.