Government treatment of asylum seeker children is 'state-sanctioned child abuse', says Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce - by Emily Bourke for ABC News

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Church leaders have described the Federal Government's treatment of unaccompanied children seeking asylum as "state-sanctioned child abuse".

In a report titled Protecting The Lonely Children, the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce says Australia's treatment of unaccompanied child asylum seekers is a "sick joke".

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has flatly rejected the claims, with a spokesperson for the minister describing them as "shocking and offensive".

But the taskforce is calling for him to be stripped of his guardianship role of children in immigration detention. 

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