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Australian academics, including many outside of the medical profession, have rallied against Australia’s asylum seeker and refugee policies. Academics for Refugees has attracted more than 1100 signatures. A Swinburne University of Technology-led petition has lobbied the federal education minister, Simon Birmingham, the prime minister and Universities Australia to make university affordable for those on temporary protection visas.

The move against detention isn’t limited to Australia. Academics from Canada’s York University are leading a global effort to call on governments, including Australia’s, to refrain from using deterrence in asylum seeker policies and to up refugee intake. Early childhood academics are also calling for children, and their families, held on Manus Island and Nauru, to be allowed to live in Australia.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.campusreview.com.au

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