Cruel, and no deterrent: why Australia’s policy on asylum seekers must change

Two class-action lawsuits currently before the High Court allege“torture”, “persecution” and “other inhumane acts” in Australia’s offshore detention centres. This action follows an action for damages in 2018 that the federal government settled for A$70 million, effectively admitting that the claims of mistreatment were well-founded.

https://theconversation.com/cruel-and-no-deterrent-why-australias-policy-on-asylum-seekers-must-change-117969?mc_cid=aa1b0703d9&mc_eid=63743e84d5