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Those who've come across the seas: Detention of unauthorised arrivals

HREOC’s report, tabled in federal Parliament on 12 May 1998, deals with the policy of mandatory detention of most unauthorised arrivals and the conditions of detention for those detained. The report had its origins in the many complaints received by...
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A last resort? National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention

This is an important report. It deals with our treatment of children in the most recent wave of boat people seeking refuge and a better life on our shores. It does so in the knowledge that there is a tension created by the community expectation that...
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Review of Immigration Detention Centres (1999)

Findings of the Human Rights Commissioner after inspecting four immigration detention centres in 1998-99.