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Dutton backs down on secrecy provisions

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GreensMPs 14 Aug 2017

Peter Dutton's amendments to secrecy provisions of the Border Force Act are a humiliating back down, Greens Immigration spokesperson Nick McKim says.

"The secrecy provisions were a draconian measure designed to keep secret the horrors of offshore detention," Senator McKim said. 

"It is telling that a High Court challenge has made the government realise that these provisions were never lawful."

"The Liberals and Labor should never have conspired to bring in this awful piece of legislation."

"The truth will eventually come out about the harm that Peter Dutton and Malcolm Turnbull are inflicting on men, women and children in offshore detention, no matter what gag orders they try to enforce."

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