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ACMRO News Jan 2023

The "right" not to have to emigrate

The new resource from the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development discuss the importance of local churches working together with their local government to ensure that all citizens have access to integral human development in their homeland without being forced to emigrate.

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Release of around 100 people from detention centres

About 100 people were released from detention centres across Australia a few days before Christmas. Advocates believe that the release came after the federal government lost a "significant" Federal Court case on 22 December, Ian Rintoul, a spokesperson from the Refugee Action Coalition told SBS News.

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Death of Iraqi refugee at Villawood detention centre

An immigration detainee from Iraq has died in a suspected suicide at Villawood detention centre. Advocates said that the 28-year-old refugee was held at the detention centre for the past five years. The Department of Home Affairs confirmed the death of the man on Sunday, 29 January.

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