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Salvation Army calls for answers on processing delay

Salvation Army calls for answers on processing delay

Updated 7 November 2012, 22:03 AEDT

The Salvation Army says there's still been no indication as to precisely when the processing of asylum seekers already dispatched to Nauru by Australia will begin.

Some are on a hunger strike, and there have been several peaceful protests by the asylum seekers at what they regard as their indefinite detention.

A spokesman for Australia's Immigration Minister says processing may be six months or more away yet, and the Salvation Army's Paul Moulds says the uncertainty is having a damaging impact on the asylum seekers' behaviour.

Correspondent: Stephanie March

Speaker: Major Paul Moulds, Salvation Army

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