Daniel Flitton and Maris Beck, May 16, 2012
ASYLUM seekers branded security threats by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation have been involved in a spate of suicide attempts inside the nation’s detention network.
Two Tamils given adverse assessments by ASIO have attempted to kill themselves at a detention centre in Melbourne’s north in the past month […]
Health and refugee groups continue to await the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s investigation into detainee self-harm, originally expected in April 2012.
Monday, 23 April 2012 06:00, Rob Payne
Announced in July 2011, the investigation received immediate support, including a letter published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) by Dr Louise K Newman, Chair of Developmental Psychiatry at […]
By Jane Bardon
Updated April 24, 2012 10:47:23
The Immigration Department says it is considering a letter written by a 10-year-old Vietnamese girl appealing for her release after more than a year in detention.
The girl is one of 26 Vietnamese minors who are being detained at the Darwin Airport Lodge, which is being used as […]
Tonight at a Melbourne detention centre a man sat on a bench next to me and sobbed silently, his whole body shaking. He asked me to visit his house to see his daughter and mother. He led me to his donga door and with a shushing finger to his lips, pointed at a small red […]
Refugee rights activists in Australia have called on the Australian government to release a Sri Lankan Tamil detainee who was admitted to the hospital after being assaulted by the security guards.
Ian Rintoul, of Refugee Action Coalition (RAC) in Sydney told BBC Sandeshaya that Australia’s immigration minister should conduct a full inquiry into the assault […]
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