PBO (Parliamentary Budget Office) data shows Government could save $2.47b if it shut down offshore detention while transferring detainees and imposing a 30-day time limit for onshore detention could save additional $448m.
Currently, the Government is forcing thousands of people to live in squalor and fear. Australia is one of at least 30 countries that is illegally forcing refugees and people seeking asylum to return to countries where they would be in danger.
Amnesty International criticises Australia’s “harsh” approach to people seeking asylum. Amnesty International Annual Report says the opening of Nauru led to human rights abuses along with the lack of a child protection framework.
Dutton says policies stopped the flow of people seeking asylum and risking their lives at sea.