Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has instructed departmental and detention centre staff to publicly refer to asylum seekers as “illegal” arrivals and as “detainees”, rather than as clients.
The directive has been criticised as a “profound” shift by a leading asylum seeker agency, which says the new terminology is designed to dehumanise people.
Disgusting and shameful, but hardly unexpected from this government.
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