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Australian gagging law operational – break it! say detention centre workers

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The new Australian gagging law – the Border Force Actis now operational as of today, July 1st. This is an immoral law that forbids Government contractors to report on abuse of detainees of all ages held in Australia’s offshore refugee detention centres. This law is an affront to all Australian citizens, who have a clear moral duty not to abide by it and to break it. Meanwhile 40 former and current workers at the offshore detention centres have issued a direct challenge to the Government to prosecute them under this law – see letter at end of article.

In any case, the gagging law is patently unworkable, in that it threatens sanctions – up to two years imprisonment – only to the leaker and not to the media outlets that publishe the abuse details. Leakers are not stupid and under this new regime will invariably use…

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