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Advocates are raising alarm bells over the possible deportation of 375 Australian-born children following the denial of their protection claims under Labor’s deportation bill. The controversial bill, which includes mandatory minimum jail sentences for non-citizens who refuse to cooperate with deportation orders, has drawn criticism from human rights committees and advocates alike.

The concerns stem from the use of the fast-track method, which has been criticized for denying protection claims to individuals, including children born in Australia. Critics argue that the bill’s provisions could infringe on rights, fair trial processes, and family unity, particularly for those affected by the fast-track refugee determination system.

While the government defends the bill as a necessary measure to protect the integrity of the migration system, advocates and human rights organizations remain vocal about the potential impact on vulnerable individuals, especially children. The bill’s implementation could lead to separations of families and raise questions about basic dignity and international law.

As the debate continues, the future of these 375 Australian-born children hangs in the balance, highlighting the complex intersection of immigration policies, human rights, and the well-being of individuals within Australia’s borders.


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Article Title: Labor’s deportation bill could affect 375 children born in Australia, advocates warn
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