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Prime Minister Abbott Has No Guilt Over Children In Detention

"Do you feel any remorse or guilt about the way children are being dealt with?" "None whatsoever... the most compassionate thing you can do is stop the boats."

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has slammed the Human Rights Commission for its report into children in detention, and said he feels “no remorse” over the government's hardline approach to asylum seekers.

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Speaking to Neil Mitchell on Melbourne's 3AW this morning, Abbott claimed the Human Rights Commission "should be ashamed" with the way it has covered the much publicised issue of children in refugee camps.

The comments come after the Commission's damming "Children in Detention" report,

It urges a royal commission into the practice of putting asylum seeker children into mandatory detention.