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Media Release: AASW joins call for Border Force Act amendment

22nd Jun 2015

The AASW has united with 11 peak health organisations in a joint statement that calls for urgent amendments to the Australian Border Force Act 2015. President Professor Karen Healy says the secrecy provisions of the Act threaten prison for professionals who disclose information about the treatment of asylum seekers in immigration detention and are unacceptable in a modern western democracy.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers