Refugee Council of Australia
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We are Australia's national peak body for refugees, people seeking asylum and those who work with and support them

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Fast tracking statistics

The government introduced new system of determining who is a refugee for people who came by boat, called 'fast tracking'. How many decisions have they made? How many people are being recognised?

Statistics on people in detention in Australia

As of 31 August 2018, there were 1,303 people in held detention, with key sites being Villawood (485) and Yongah Hill (306). On average they had been there 468 days, with 273 people having spent more than 730 days in...



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