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Handout for hearing: National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014

Key Statistics:<p><b>983 children in immigration detention:</b> 775 children are held in locked immigration detention facilities in Australian territories and …

Immigration

Asylum seekers: my country, my shame

Subsequently another Full Court directed the minister to release the children. The minister did so but appealed our decision to the High Court, which …

seekers and refugees

The UN refugee agency today issued a new global strategy aimed at helping countries move away from the detention of asylum seekers, refugees and …

Asylum Seekers

Asylum seekers in Australia raise their voices | DW | 11.07.2014

The treatment of a group of asylum seekers who were returned to Sri Lanka after being screened at sea has led to questions about whether Australia is …

Australia

Tony Abbott's harsh treatment of asylum seekers is the same old story

Occasionally you have to pause to take stock of just how bizarre Australia’s asylum seeker debate has become. In summary, it works like this: the …

Australia

Dispatches: A Sri Lankan Asylum Seeker’s Worst Nightmare on the High Seas

What’s happening to boatloads of Tamil asylum seekers on the Indian Ocean?<p>Allegations that Australian authorities have intercepted at least two Tamil …

Immigration: Serious failings within Government system carry 'high risk of unfairness' for asylum seekers, says High Court judge

A High Court judge has ruled that a system for fast-tracking asylum claims has “serious failings” and is being operated unlawfully by the …

Judiciary

Indifference to asylum seekers starts close to home

Mothers on Christmas Island are so devoid of hope they were reported to have attempted suicide to give their kids a future. Pregnant women on Nauru …

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