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Cover of 2017 report on Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA)

Inspection of Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation Report (2017)

This report contains an overview of key observations and concerns arising from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s inspection of the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) detention facility in March 2017.
2017
Cover of 2017 report on Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre (MIDC)

Inspection of Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre

This report contains an overview of key observations and concerns arising from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s inspection of the Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre (MIDC) in March 2017.
2017
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Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Human Rights: Snapshot Report (2nd Edition) 2017

The second edition of this Report provides an update on legal and policy developments related to refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia since 2013. The Report is not intended to address all the issues facing refugees and people seeking...
2017
Pathways to Protection: A human rights-based response to the flight of asylum seekers by sea report 2016 cover image

Pathways to Protection: A human rights-based response to the flight of asylum seekers by sea

President’s introductionAustralia’s policy of sending asylum seekers and refugees to Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island for processing of their claims has been one of the most contentious aspects of Australia’s migration policies.Introduced...
2016
Wickham Point detention centre

The health and well-being of children in immigration detention

Through observation, interview and formal testing, we have confirmed that closed immigration detention in Wickham Point and Nauru is harmful to the health and mental health of young children and youth. The children interviewed at Wickham Point, most...
2016
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Use of force in immigration detention facilities

The Migration Amendment (Maintaining the Good Order of Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2015 (the Bill) would give increased power to ‘authorised officers’ to use force against people (including asylum seekers) in immigration detention...
2015
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Summary factsheet - The Forgotten Children: National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014

On 3 February 2014 the President of the Commission announced a national inquiry into children in immigration detention. The purpose of the Inquiry was to investigate the ways in which life in immigration detention affects the health, well-being and...
2015
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Tell Me About: Children in immigration detention in Nauru

On 13 August 2012 the Australian Government reintroduced a system of third country processing for asylum seekers who arrive by boat without a valid visa. Under this system these asylum seekers, including children, must be transferred to a third...
2015

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