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Australia's shameful and disgraceful (and yes, un-Christian) treatment of asylum seekers

Half of Australia's cabinet is made up of religious men, primarily of the Catholic faith.   It's no attack on the Church as such to question the Christian values and integrity of these so-called leaders, when one reads and hears about the desperate plight of asylum seekers, especially the children.   Wide-spread incidents of children in detention self-harming?   Children being denied glasses in order to be able to read?    

Exhibit #1 - of the total abrogation of Christian values, integrity, decency and abiding by international law - in this radio report on ABC's The World Today:

"At the human rights inquiry into children in immigration detention, the provider of health services to the centres has struggled to explain why so many children there are harming themselves.

The commission says 128 of the 780 children in detention have self-harmed in the last year.

A child psychiatrist told the inquiry earlier that children are more traumatised by being in detention than anything they may have experienced before coming to Australia.

Samantha Donovan is at the hearing in Melbourne and joins us now.

Sam, what did the service provider say to questions about these rates of self harm?"

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