Right Now Podcast 3/3/11

Anna Dorevich and David Bloch talk with Kate Gauthier, the Chair of ChilOut, about Australia’s ‘littlest prisoners’ – asylum seeker children who are detained under Australia’s mandatory detention regime.   In October last year the Government announced its plan to move the majority of children and vulnerable family groups out of immigration detention facilities and into community detention by June 2011.  But with over 1000 children still being detained across the country, the strength of this commitment has been called into question.  ChilOut has spent the last 10 years raising awareness about the plight of children in detention and campaigning for their release.

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