Peter Dutton abandons detention centre secrecy rules amid High Court challenge

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The Turnbull government has quietly abandoned strict secrecy provisions governing Australia’s immigration detention system, in a major victory for refugee advocates who challenged the laws in the High…

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has put forward amendments to the 2015 Australian Border Force Act that will effectively strip out rules that threatened detention centre workers – including teachers, lawyers and social workers – with two years in prison if they spoke out about neglect or…

Crem 1aThe government has long argued the Act did not prevent people disclosing information that was in the public interest, and Mr…

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