Friday, April 15, 2005
The truth is out there...
ABC Radio Australia reports that a group of academics in Australia has launched its own inquiry into the detention of asylum seekers in Australia.
The Australian Council of Heads of Social Work Schools will begin the inquiry this month in the South Australian city of Port Augusta. The group hopes to publicly release its findings by the end of the year. Linda Briskman from the School of Social Science at Melbourne's RMIT University says the evidence will be broad-based.
"I think the comparison is the stolen generation inquiry into indigenous children who were removed from their families," Ms Briskman said.
"There'll be a lot of oral testimony, confidential oral testimony, and research-based evidence that people will be able to refer to for a long time," she said.