Note: “Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has given 7,500 asylum seekers living in Australia until October to lodge an application for protection, or face deportation, declaring the “game is up” for “fake refugees”.”
Refugee Action Coalition Sydney Coordinator Ian Rintoul today said of Dutton’s asylum seeker processing deadline:
“It is a completely arbitrary deadline and a cruel hoax on people who the Government has left in limbo for years.
“These people have been denied legal help by this government, said Mr Rintoul. They have systemically denied them the possibility of making an application.
“To suggest that they are unreasonably consuming taxpayers dollars is simply vicious.
“The government could save billions in taxpayers dollars by closing offshore detention.”
Mr Rintoul was visiting Canberra to attend the ARAN 2017 conference.
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