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2008 Immigration detention report : summary of observations following visits to Australia's immigration detention facilities /

by Australian Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

2009 immigration detention and offshore processing on Christmas Island /

by Australian Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2009Description: 53 p.: ill. col.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report contains a summary of observations by the Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) following its July 2009 visit to Australia?s immigration detention facilities on Christmas Island. It follows the Commission?s 2006, 2007 and 2008 annual reports on inspections of immigration detention facilities.Availability: (1)

2011 Immigration detention at Villawood : summary of observations from visit to immigration detention facilities at Villawood /

by Australian Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Australian Human Rights Commission visited the immigration detention facilities at Villawood from 21 to 25 February 2011. This statement contains a summary of the key observations and concerns arising from the Commission?s visit. It focuses on conditions as they were at that time.Availability: (1)

A new country : but no place to call home : the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in housing crisis and strategies for improved housing outcomes. /

by Kelly, Eve.

Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. Hanover Welfare Services 2004Description: xviii, 95 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A price too high : the cost of Australia s approach to asylum seekers. /

by Bem, Kazimierz | Field, Nina | Maclellan, Nic.

Publisher: A Just Australia; Oxfam Australia 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A report on visits to immigration detention facilities by the Human Rights Commissioner 2001 . /

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2002Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.hreoc.gov.au/human_rights/idc/index.html' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:18:41 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Administration and operation of the Migration Act 1958. /

by Australia. Parliament. Senate. Legal and Constitutional eferences Committee.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Committee 2006Description: xxii, 487 p.Notes: March 2006Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Alternatives to detention of asylum seekers and refugees [electronic resource] /

by Field, Ophelia | United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees | Edwards, Alice.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland UNHCR 2006Description: PDF.Other title: Legal and protection policy research series; POLAS/2006/03.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: In 2002, UNHCR's Agenda for Protection urged "States more concertedly to explore alternative approaches to the detention of asylum seekers and refugees " in response to the increasing use of detention of asylum seekers and/or refugees by host governments. This study is a contribution towards that objective. This study undertook research into the practices regarding the use of alternatives to detention for asylum seekers and/or refugees of thirty-four States. The information presented herein is valid up to 31 March 2004 and takes no account of changes in law or practice between that date and the date of publication. This study has two main parts. First, it presents a concise overview of the legal standards under international law applicable to both detention as well as alternatives to detention that may give rise to some restrictions on the freedom of movement of asylum seekers and/or refugees. Second, and forming the main part of his study, it presents a range of alternatives to detention used by many receiving countries and attempts to evaluate those measures, specifically in relation to rates of absconding...Exec summaryAvailability: (1)

Alternatives to secure youth detention in Tasmania /

by Daly, Elizabeth | Commissioner for Children Tasmania.

Publisher: Commissioner for Children Tasmania 2013Description: 156 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Detention has adverse effects on young people's employment outcomes, brings them into contact with other offenders and removes them from their families, education and communities. Conversely, non-custodial programs have been shown to be very effective in reducing juvenile recidivism. Detention should therefore be used sparingly and as a last resort. ; It is recognised that for a small cohort of young people, detention may be necessary - particularly to ensure the community is afforded protection from illegal behaviour. ; The 'last resort' principle can only operate to reduce detention rates where there is an effective package of alternatives to secure detention available to judicial officers. [Extract from Foreword]Availability: (1)

An absence of human rights : children in detention. /

by Ozdowski, Sev.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. unpublished 2008Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Asylum : voices behind the razor wire /

by Tyler, Heather.

Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. Lothian Books 2003Description: xvii, 238 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Asylum seekers . /

by Simon, Kathryn.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. NSW Parliamentary Library Research Service 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://INTERNET' Checked: 2/03/2009 10:00:19 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response URL: 'http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/publications.nsf/key/AsylumSeekers' Checked: 2/03/2009 10:00:19 AM Status: Error Details: Failed to receive HTTP response (WinHttpReceiveResponse)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Asylum seekers on Bridging Visa E /

by Millbank, Adrienne | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2007Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Asylum seekers, refugees and human rights : snapshot report 2013 /

by Australian Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: includes bibliographic references and appendices Executive summary by Gillian TriggsSummary: The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the key human rights issues that arise from Australia's approach to asylum seekers and refugees who arrive by boat. ; The report focuses on mandatory immigration detention and third country processing. It concludes with observations on some of the policy changes proposed by the newly elected Australian Government.Availability: (1)

Back to basics : the right to liberty and security of person and 'alternatives to detention' of refugees, asylum-seekers, stateless persons and other migrants /

by Edwards, Alice | United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2011Summary: The widespread and growing use of immigration detention has come under considerable scrutiny in recent years on pragmatic (practical and functional) as well as human rights/legal grounds. This study articulates the current state of international law governing detention and its alternatives, and provides a critical overview of existing and possible alternatives to detention (A2Ds) options drawn from empirical research. Research visits were conducted to five countries, namely Australia, Belgium, Canada, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom. This study contributes to the body of work of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) against the detention of refugees, asylum-seekers and stateless persons, and forms one of the background papers for the global roundtable on the same subject.Availability: (1)

Background Paper : immigration detention and visa cancellation under section 501 of the Migration Act /

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Human Rights Commission 2009Description: PDF.Summary: An increasing number of detainees are in immigration detention because their visas have been cancelled under section 501 of the Migration Act (?section 501 detainees?). Under section 501, if a non-citizen cannot convince the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (?DIAC?) of their ?good character?, DIAC can cancel an existing visa. ; The Australian Human Rights Commission (?the Commission?) is concerned about an increasing number of non-citizens held in immigration detention for long periods of time, due to their visa being cancelled on ?character? grounds. Many of these section 501 detainees are long-term permanent residents of Australia. ; Visa cancellation can have serious consequences, especially for those people who have lived in Australia for a long time. Such consequences include detention, removal from Australia, a prohibition on returning to Australia and separation from family and friends. ; While some section 501 detainees have serious criminal convictions, they are entitled, like anyone in Australia, to protection of their human rights. ; This Background Paper explains why section 501 detainees are in immigration detention, and raises some human rights concerns about visa cancellation under section 501.Availability: No items available

Captured childhood /

by Corlett, David | Mitchell, G | Van Hove, J.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. International Detention Coalition 2012Description: PDF.Other title: Captured childhood : Introducing a new model to ensure the.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 101-106)Summary: "This report includes individual interviews with 70 children (interviewed in Malta, Greece, Hungary, Turkey, the US, El Salvador, Mexico, Israel, Egypt, Malaysia and Australia) and shares the experiences of 16 parents of children who had been detained. Their experiences highlight the need for alternative approaches to managing the irregular migration of children. "Availability: (1)

Christmas Island immigration detention facilities: report on the Commonwealth and Immigration Ombudsman's oversight of immigration processes on Christmas Island October 2008 to September 2010 /

by Asher, Allan | Commonwealth Ombudsman (Australia).

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth Ombudsman 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Commonwealth Ombudsman report ; no. 02|2011.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Feburary 2011Summary: In the period since our first visit in October 2008, there have been many changes affecting the processing of asylum seekers and the circumstances of the people detained on the island. Most obviously the number of people passing through the non-statutory process has grown significantly and this has adversely affected conditions of detention. In October 2008 there were only 31 people in detention. In June 2010, 2454 people were detained on Christmas Island, including 270 children. By 1 September 2010, this had further increased to 2603, significantly exceeding the detention capacity by more than 500 people.Availability: (1)

Complaints by immigration detainees against the Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Immigration and Citizenship, formerly the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs) and GSL (Australia) /

by Australian Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Canberra (A.C.T.) Australian Human Rights Commission 2008Description: 93 p.Other title: Complaints by immigration detainees against the Commonwealth.Availability: No items available

Damaging kids : children in Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs' Immigration Detention Centres. /

by Western Young People's Independent Network | Catholic Commission for Justice Development and Peace Melbourne.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Western Young People's Independent Network and Catholic Commission for Justice Development and Peace Melbourne 2002Description: 64 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2002Availability: (1)

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