One small step forward on children in detention

1The Uniting Church in Australia has welcomed an announcement by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection that some children in detention will be released into the community, and asked for reassurances on the conditions of their care

“We hope that the increased support and protection announced today will be sufficient and ongoing,” said Uniting Church President Rev Prof Andrew Dutney.

“The Uniting Church has long been calling for the release of all children and their families and all unaccompanied children from all immigration detention centres.

“While today’s news is another step in the process, there is much still to be done,” said Rev Prof Dutney.

Read the full statement here.

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