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THE Immigration Department is no longer processing any humanitarian visa applications from Ebola-affected countries, which include Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The government is also cancelling and refusing non-permanent or temporary visas held by people who haven’t yet departed these countries for Australia. The Greens, of course, would rather we were all put in danger. Greens immigration spokesperson Sarah Hanson-Young says it is a miserly, selfish and cruel announcement.
“Banning refugees from fleeing west Africa is like shuttering up the windows while a house burns down,” Senator Hanson-Young said, calling for the decision to be reversed.Shuttering up the windows could be better than setting the entire neighbourhood on fire.