Report on Children in Immigration Detention

 

 

 

 

 

 

The government proposed deadline for removing children from immigration detention centres is only 2 days away. In March, The Minister for Immigration told parliament all was on track for this to occur. A more recent report by the Australian Government to the UNHRC admits that this deadline will not be met.

ChilOut, a citizens’ group campaigning on behalf of children in immigration detention, has just launched a report into detention conditions on Christmas Island, No Place for Children.

It is chilling reading. Concerned citizens need to keep speaking up. These places are highly inappropriate for the locking up of children whose only misdemeanor is to accompany those fleeing persecution and danger (not that they are not at risk anyway). It is time this mandatory detention regime ended for all asylum seekers.

Published by wonderingpilgrim

Okay Boomer - that I am. But not one of them know-it-all ones! Still learning that the more I know, the more I have yet to learn. What I do know, however, I know well.

One thought on “Report on Children in Immigration Detention

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: