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reintroduced temporary protection visas for asylum seekers, which bar
Although the increasingly vitriolic rhetoric has been damaging, the second step of reintroducing Temporary Protection Visas (TPVs) would have to be the most damaging policy implemented since the election.
The Human Rights Watch is also critical of Australia's Temporary Protection Visas for refugees and its failure to report human rights violations with neighbouring countries.
Women and children and some long-term detainees had been released from mainland detention centres and moved to community housing, and temporary protection visa holders had been encouraged to apply for permanent visas.
Following the election of a centre-left government in November 2007, Australia abolished the temporary protection visa regime in May 2008.
Australia's decision to grant temporary protection visas to 43 Papuan independence supporters in April led to months of diplomatic tensions with Indonesia.
Following Them Home shows how, instead of working to ease the global crisis of asylum-seekers, the Australian government only makes matters worse by further traumatising those seeking protection on its shores through the uncertainty and inhumanity of its detention and Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) regimes, only to then push failed applicants on to other countries or international bodies that must now 'foot the bill' for this added burden.
The update of the handbook has also allowed consideration of the effects on health of mandatory detention and temporary protection visas.