Asylum seeker advocates call for the end of hotel detention

Hotel detention may look comfy but it's a health risk say refugee advocates

Police were called to a protest in Melbourne yesterday, as advocates  implore the government to find a better solution  for  asylum seekers detained in hotels across Australia.

Under the now repealed Medevac law, these asylum seekers were originally placed in hotels whilst seeking medical treatment in Australia.

However, for many of them it has been months of living in confined spaces which have only worsened their physical and mental wellbeing.

With their compromised immune systems, health professionals are warning that these asylum seekers are vulnerable to contracting COVID-19.


Download Audio

The Wire is produced in partnership by

Contributor Stations

Supporters and Program Distribution