Anti offshore processing group starts new campaign | Pacific Beat

Anti offshore processing group starts new campaign

Anti offshore processing group starts new campaign

Updated 19 March 2013, 10:42 AEDT

Since the Australian government resumed sending asylum seekers to be processed on Manus Island in PNG and on Nauru last year, concerns have been raised about the conditions at these camps and the length of time people are kept in detention.

Human rights organisations and the media have been unable to shed light on the issue, with Canberra denying them access to the centres. A new campaign launched by Australian community action group GetUp and refugee advocacy group Chilout is trying to give asylum seekers being held in PNG a voice. They've begun by making a short video which uses excerpts from recorded phone calls with children inside the Manus Island processing centre.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Sophie Peer, refugee advocacy group Chilout

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