Friday, June 02, 2006
2 still on Nauru
Word out of Senate Estimates hearings is Greens Senator Kerry Nettle has pursued the case of the two Iraqi men left stranded on Nauru for four and a half years. Despite being found to be genuine refugees, ASIO made an adverse security assessment against them. They remained stuck in Nauru. Neither the two men, their lawyers nor even the Department of Immigration have been told the reason for the adverse assessment. Kerry asked ASIO whether they provide the reasons for adverse assessments, they said 'No'. It is a basic principle of law that a person should know the charges against them - not for ASIO however.