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I don’t usually post GetUp links, because most of them are about current issues and I generally assume that most people who want to hear about them, will.

However, something that is not so much of a current issue is the mandatory detention of asylum seekers.

According to GetUp, the Federal Government has established an inquiry into mandatory immigration detention.

Getup is looking for 10 000 signatures on an urgent petition.

Just thought I’d let you know.

ETA: target is now 20 000 – they are currently over 17 500.

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Although there is the occasional story about immigration that makes me feel happy, the unfortunate truth is that many, many more make me deeply sad.

Like this one about Mr Zhang, a Chinese schoolteacher who claimed to have been involved in the Tiananmen Square protest in 1989, who sought asylum in Australia, who was not believed by the decision-makers, and who was sent back to China last year.

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