Two of Australia’s best and most compassionate lawyers have recently spoken out damning Australia’s response to asylum seekers and defending lawyers who represent refugees.
In a recent SBS article, Michael Kirby and Gillian Triggs comment on Australia’s “Kafkaesque” offshore detention policy. Professor Triggs put it best when she said:
We will look back on these days and say how did this ever happen?
Martin Bullock Lawyers is proud to be associated with several refugee advocates acting on behalf of refugees detained on Manus Island. Our principal, Greg Martin says:
Every Australian government since 2001 has had a horrific history of abusing refugees and of breaching the UN Refugee Convention.
Offshore detention and refoulement (the process where refugees are sent back to their place of persecution) are a blight on our history. You read the stories of what Australia has done, and you weep for the victims and for our nation.
If you are a refugee, or if you know any refugees who need legal assistance, then feel free to call Martin Bullock Lawyers on 02 9687 9322.