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Detained children 'out of sight out of mind' in new Pacific solution

Detained children 'out of sight out of mind' in new Pacific solution

Updated 16 August 2012, 10:04 AEST

Just hours after the lower house of Australia's parliament approved legislation to allow the offshore processing of asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea and Nauru, an audience in the northern city of Darwin was being ask to think about what responsibility Australians have for children in detention.

The question was being asked by Associate Professor Natasha Cica during a lecture at Charles Darwin University.

Dr Cica is Director of the Inglis Clark Centre for Civil Society at the University of Tasmania, and is a former Federal parliamentary adviser, specializing in immigration, multiculturalism and human rights law.

Presenter:Campbell Cooney

Speaker:Associate Professor Natasha Cica, University of Tasmania

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