What are Senate estimates? The Australian government include estimates of what it expects to spend in the legislation that funds the government’s work (known as the ‘appropriation bills’). This usually…
In Australia, anyone who does not have a valid visa is required to be detained. This means that people seeking asylum are generally detained, often for long and uncertain periods. There is no independent review of the decision to detain, and people have been detained for increasingly long periods. This detention regime is one of the harshest in the world, and causes terrible suffering.
Two years ago, UNHCR launched its Global Strategy: Beyond Detention 2014-2019. In August 2016, it published a report about the progress of the strategy. The initiative outlines a five-year strategy…
What are the problems for people in detention in accessing appropriate health care? In September 2016, the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) released its report into the effectiveness of the…
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