Our key concerns We welcome the opportunity to restate our significant concerns about this Bill. We have consistently expressed our profound concerns about the continuing expansion of executive powers under the visa...
Detention of people seeking asylum in AustraliaIn 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. The detention of people seeking asylum under this regime is one of the harshest in the world, and causes terrible suffering. You can also find more information by type here.
This submission includes recommendations in relation to the implementation of the Optional Protocol on the Convention against Torture. The feedback is submitted to the second stage of civil society consultation...
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Factsheets & resources on detention
This fact sheet is for people wanting to assist people seeking asylum in immigration detention who appear to be suffering harm because of their prolonged detention.
If you are in detention and are seeking asylum, this factsheet tells you how to ask not to be sent to Nauru or Papua New Guinea and who you can complain to about conditions in detention.