Border Force defends handling of coronavirus risk as global report points finger at Australia's asylum seeker treatment

Biwa Kwan, SBS News, 17 July 2020 - The Australian Border Force boss says all protocols have been followed after guards at immigration detention centres in Brisbane and Melbourne tested positive for COVID-19. [...]

Mr Outram's comments come as a global report identified Australia as a country where refugee and asylum seekers have experienced "increased isolation or maltreatment due to lockdown measures", along with the UK and US. 

The Transnational Institute report finds COVID-19 "has led to an even greater erosion of the rights of those on the move, including the right to seek asylum and the principle of non-refoulement". [...]