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Will Royal Commission look at children in detention?

Senior Lecturer Jenni Whelan comments on SBS World News Radio, 30 July 2014, on the possible Royal Commission investigation into the treatment of children in immigration detention.

The prospect of the Commission looking at children in immigration detention is being welcomed by University of New South Wales human rights lawyer, Jennifer Whelan.

"I think the Royal Commission might turn the focus of the Australian public to what is happening. The reports from the office of the High Commission for Human Rights, they appear to be falling on deaf ears for a reason that I don't understand. I believe that the Australian public, if they turned their mind to what was happening, would respond to these children in a way that is full of empathy."

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