Australia: Primate demands action after Nauru detention files leak

By Gavin Drake
Posted Aug 11, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] Leaked documents about Australia’s detention of asylum seekers on the island of Nauru are “shocking and saddening,” said Archbishop of Melbourne Philip Freier, primate of the Anglican Church of Australia. The documents, which were published by the Guardian newspaper, “paint a picture of successive Australian governments abandoning vital moral principles and treating refugees with callous cruelty to send a message of deterrence,” he said adding: “It is always wrong to use people as a means to another end.”

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  1. Anthony Price says:

    Sad and disgusting behavior by the Australian government.

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