A leading human rights lawyer who has two clients locked up in Australian detention centres is condemning the Government's lack of action on the issue.
Nearly 200 Kiwis are being detained across the Tasman, as they face deportation back to New Zealand.
Acting Prime Minister Bill English yesterday said there's no evidence of shocking treatment, but lawyer Craig Tuck says being detained indefinitely is shocking enough.
"The situation is really inexplicable and unnecessary," says Mr Tuck. "Is this how we want to treat people really?
"This is something that just shouldn't be happening."
Mr Tuck says the New Zealand Government needs to enter the human rights discourse and stand up for its citizens
Watch the video for the full interview with Craig Tuck.