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Time to end the political scoring over released prisoners and crime

By Vaseline May31,2024

Nearly a fifth of the roughly 150 former immigration detainees released after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in November have since been charged with state crimes. Only a third of the 39 sex offenders released from detention were required to wear ankle bracelets. One detainee then allegedly assaulted an elderly woman. Another inmate released under a different set of labor rules has reportedly committed murder.

Immigration Minister Andrew Giles is facing calls from the opposition to resign.

Immigration Minister Andrew Giles is facing calls from the opposition to resign.Credit: Alex Ellinghausen

It’s a sad sight for the Albanian government, just a year away from federal elections, as it scrambles to respond to a slew of violations committed by those released from immigration following a Supreme Court ruling last year that immigration detention was unlawful indefinitely. -year precedent.

In November, the government moved quickly to address community safety concerns over the release of inmates who had served time for committing crimes, including some with serious convictions. Labor imposed curfews and labor restrictions and enforced the use of electronic monitoring equipment, prompting opposition leader Peter Dutton to call for more and tougher restrictions, while legal experts denounced human rights abuses against non-citizens who had served their full sentences. additional years of unlawful detention, and were now subjected to more severe and invasive measures.

Since then, two former inmates are alleged to have beaten an elderly woman, Ninette Simons, in Perth in April, including one perpetrator who was released after the High Court ruling and was not required to wear a monitoring bracelet.

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