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Lack of Govt response to undignified and cruel conditions in detention centres in Australia

Fair and supportive treatment for people in detention centres is an expectation of the Australian community, including the Catholic community. Our member organisations in Catholic Social Services Victoria support people seeking asylum and have intimate experience and connections with the residents and the operations of detention centres.
Mr Peter Dutton, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, remains unresponsive to our call that detention centres safeguard the dignity, wellbeing and personal security of their residents. Click here for our letter; and here for the response from Australia Border Force. Following up on the accountability system outlined in that response, we have now referred the matter to the Ombudsman.

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