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Airlines in Australia face increasing pressure over refugees

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Activists are condemning Australian airlines for profiting off the deportation of refugees and asylum seekers. 

First reported by Fairfax, Qantas and Virgin Australia are in the sights of human rights activists for their role in the country's immigration system, which multiple bodies within the UN have heavily criticised for failing to uphold international human rights standards.

The UN Human Rights Committee has long condemned Australia’s refugee policy, particularly the management of offshore detention centres on Nauru and (now-closed) Manus Island, where assaults, sexual abuse, child abuse, and squalid living conditions were documented. Read more...

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