Children in detention

Australian Human Rights Commission

Final report: The Forgotten Children: National Inquiry Into Children In Immigration Detention 2014

Website: The Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry Into Children In Immigration Detention 2014

Statistics

Data as at 30 September 2014 –Table Source: Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

 Asylum Seeker Resource Centre – Statistics

Children All People
Immigration Detention (Australian Mainland and Territory) 603 3,314
Nauru Offshore Detention Centre 186 1,140
Manus Island Detention Centre 1,060
Community Detention 1,586 3,076
All Forms of Detention 2,429 8,755

Media articles

The Guardian 26th January 2015 – Eight former Australians of the Year call for release of asylum seeker children

ABC Online 28th November 2014 – Asylum seekers: UNHCR urges Australia and other countries to stop detaining children

ABC Online 28th November 2014 – Government should be deeply ashamed of children in immigration detention policy: former chief justice

The Saturday Paper 25th October 2014 – Open letter: Living in the hell called Nauru

The Saturday Paper 6th September 2014 – How Immigration Decides Asylum Seekers’ Age

The Saturday Paper 26th July 2014 – Adelaide Child Asylum Seekers on the Run

The Australian 24th July 2014 – Kids detained on Christmas Island sick and depressed: Gillian Triggs

The Guardian 2nd July 2014 – Asylum-seeker children: self-harm ‘shockingly high’, national inquiry hears

The Guardian 12th May 2014 – Sadness and fear: what the drawings by children in detention showed us

 

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