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Disabled children sent offshore for processing

10 Dec 2012There are two families in immigration detention at present who each have a daughter with Cerebral Palsy.

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It must be a hard decision to flee to Australia illegally, especially with a disabled child. To then be put in a detention centre with no idea of when you will be processed.

Physiotherapy is very important for these girls and waiting until they get out of detention may be too late to right some wrongs. I think that it is also important that these girls don’t come off second best just because their parents chose to come to Australia illegally.

Being sent offshore for processing is a bad idea also. Hopefully the refugee advocates can help them stay in Australia.



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Previous Comments

Martin from St Marys posted on 21 Dec 2012
I thought we needed young people - I'm not getting any younger. Surely with an aging population and one of the richest nations on this planet we could do a tad better?

Susan from Sydney posted on 12 Dec 2012
I can not believe that these kids are been treated this way. They have been through so much and the families have come to Australia for the kids to be assisted and have a life. Where are the rights for these kids????? Shame on serco, they have no idea and should be able to accomadate for these young children.

Shani Holster from Dwellingup posted on 10 Dec 2012
This is appalling. The journey to Australia with these girls must have been so difficult and now to find themselves in this position. How shameful for Australia. We should be doing our best to give these girls the medical care and support they need to live full lives.

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