Susan Templeman’s speech on Australian Border Force Amendment Bill 2017

Australian Border Force Amendment (Protected Information) Bill 2017

“The Turnbull government has introduced an amendment to Parliament to remove strict secrecy provisions governing Australia’s immigration detention system. The move has been described as “a major victory for refugee advocates who challenged the laws in the High Court”.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton introduced amendments to the 2015 Australian Border Force Act that previously threatened detention centre workers with two years in prison if they spoke out about neglect or abuse.” From ProBono Australia

Susan Templeman MP Member for Macquarie spoke on this Bill.

Watch Susan’s speech

or read Susan Templeman’s speech:

Australian Border Force Amendment (protected Information Bill) 2017 Second Reading.

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