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.
- 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…