Disabled children sent offshore for processing10 Dec 2012
There are two families in immigration detention at present who each have a daughter with Cerebral Palsy.
http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2012/s3638188.htm tells of their plight.
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.