Former immigration minister Scott Morrison refuses to apologise over asylum-seeker charity allegations | Law

Former immigration minister Scott Morrison refuses to apologise over asylum-seeker charity allegations

Madeline Gleeson speaks to WA Today  (10 May 2016) regarding Scott Morrison's decision to remove 10 staff members of respected charity 'Save the Children' from Nauru in 2014.

"Organisations such as Save the Children are always in a difficult position and attacks such as these are not helpful in an already tortuous situation," Gleeson says.

"The impact on children of these policies has been severe. The children are isolated from their families. Or, they are with their families and the Australian government's policy makes it impossible for the family unit to work. Children see their parents' authority undermined by guards. Or parents have been driven to the edge and children see their parents falling apart. Family dynamics are so skewed in such abnormal situations."

Gleeson urges the government to act right now for asylum-seekers and refugees who are in harm's way. "If there is someone who needs an intervention, act now, not years down the track."

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