Immigration minister calls for asylum seekers to be called “illegals”, “detainees”

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has issued instructions to people working both in the immigration department and in detention centres to stop referring to asylum seekers as asylum seekers. Those arriving by boat are to be referred to as “illegals” and those in detention will no longer be called clients but instead “detainees”.

He has defended his instruction to the press. Click here to read his statement.

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