Long-term, asylum seekers are sinking mentally

More asylum boats arriving means more people in detention, and more mandatory Ombudsman reviews of people held for more than two years. Analysing these reviews show 68% of asylum seekers suffer mental problems because of, or made worse by, holding them in Immigration ‘jails’. But the government fails to respond to half the cases when major health problems are identified. It’s time the Minister was held accountable.

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