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WA coronavirus border restrictions in spotlight as Human Rights Watch claims jobs put before mental health – ABC News

Advocacy group Human Rights Watch calls for WA’s hard border to be softened, suggesting jobs are being prioritised over mental health in determining who can enter…

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Advocacy organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) has joined growing calls for Western Australia’s hard border to be softened, suggesting the current system prioritises people returning for work over those with mental health concerns.
Key points:

  • Only people who meet strict criteria are allowed to enter WA
  • There are concerns jobs are being prioritised over mental health
  • One WA resident described the exemption process as “humiliating”

The organisation said it had spoken to a number of people whose applications…

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