Tasmanians volunteer to visit asylum seekers

A support group in Tasmania says more than 100 people have volunteered to visit asylum seekers in a new detention centre.

An asylum seeker support group in Tasmania says more than 100 people have volunteered to visit detainees at the newly-opened Pontville Immigration Detention Centre near Hobart. The Tasmanian Asylum Seeker Support Network says it’s expecting to be given access to the detainees, who began arriving early this month. Network spokeswoman Clarissa Adriel spoke with Ruth Eisenreich.

SBS Radio World News, 12/09/2011

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Tasmanians volunteer to visit asylum seekers

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