New Government legislation has put further at risk the basic human rights of asylum seekers in detention after granting far-reaching powers to guards.
Proposed changes to the Migration Act, under the Good Order Bill, sees private security officers gain new powers and legal protection in the use of reasonable force to subdue those held in detention.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has said the Good Order Bill was introduced in response to an increased security risk.
Since its inception the bill has received wide ranging criticism from lobby groups. – Video and report by Lily Mayers