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
Cover - the Forgotten Children. Child behind bars in immigration detention

The Forgotten Children: National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention (2014)

Australia currently holds about 800 children in mandatory closed immigration detention for indefinite periods, with no pathway to protection or settlement. This includes 186 children detained on Nauru. Children and their families have been held on...
2015
Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Commission

National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014: Discussion Paper

Why are we holding this inquiry? The purpose of this inquiry is to investigate the ways in which life in immigration detention affects the health, well-being and development of children. The inquiry will assess the impact on children by seeking the...
2014

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