The name on the door might have changed, but the challenges those stranded in our detention centres haven’t. So, Mr Shorten, Mr Morrison. What is your plan to solve this issue?
Alison Battisson is the founder and Director Principal of Human Rights for All Pty Ltd (HR4A). HR4A is a charitable law firm that focuses on complex case and long term detained asylum seekers. Alison is committed to ending the arbitrary detention of asylum seekers in Australia, and on Manus Island and Nauru. Alison regularly visits places of detention to talk with and represent those asylum seekers who face indefinite detention or construction refoulement. She is one of the only lawyers, if not the only lawyer, who regularly attends places of detention on a pro bono basis.