Health and security checks – Eh?

by on 31 May, 2013

Terrorist was cleared by ASIO as asylum seeker

…only 10 per cent to 15 per cent of asylum seekers arriving by boat
receive a full ASIO security check before they are given protection
visas.

A convicted Egyptian terrorist who arrived in Australia by boat as an
asylum seeker was mistakenly cleared by the Australian Security
Intelligence Organisation to be released into the community even though
he was on an Interpol red alert list.

And even after the mistake was realised, the man, who had
been convicted in Egypt on murder and terrorism charges in 1999, was
held in a low-security detention centre for nearly eight months, a
Senate hearing was told on Thursday.

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