New visa is useless, say refugee advocates - National - www.smh.com.au
Everyone was shocked and a few welcoming of the Government's first concession to their policy. But further investigation reveals that the promise to release a number of long term Asylum seekers means nothing. The new visa is only available to those who say they will give up appealing for refugee status, and other promises that will effectively sign their life away. Further still, there are doubts that any long term detainee will be eligible for the visa because of their current appeals. The government have tried to look compassionate, but once again they have proved their undeniably sneaky ways of fucking over people.