Compiled by Madina Mohmood The responses to Senate Questions on Notice after the 2022-23 Budget Estimates round hearings in October-November 2022 were published on 10 January 2023. We compiled the questions put to the...
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.
After nearly one year of the Labor Government, how much has changed?
After one year of power, what has changed for refugees and people seeking asylum under the Labor Albanese Government, and how has your advocacy impacted upon those changes?
UN Committee Against Torture notes concerns about Australia’s refugee policies
RCOA has urged the Australian Government to act on a new United Nations Committee Against Torture report which highlights breaches of international law in Australia’s treatment of refugees. RCOA, together with the...
Other reports on detention
Factsheets & resources on detention
I have a bridging visa
This page gives people with bridging visas information about what they can or must do on this visa.
I am in immigration detention
These factsheets on immigration detention tell you what you can do if you are in immigration detention in Australia and how you can get help.
My visa is being cancelled
This information is for people whose visas may be cancelled under section 116 or section 501, and for criminal lawyers.
Visa cancellations cases
This database shows cases since the introduction of the legislation in December 2014 expanding the cancellations of visas. It was developed in collaboration with a Visa Cancellations Working Group, of which the Refugee...
When Mary Met Mohammad
This film follows the arrival of Tasmania’s first detention centre through the eyes of local Christian woman and knitting club member Mary and Muslim Afghan Hazara asylum seeker Mohammad.