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Immigration detention concerns deepen

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released a report that details increasing concern for the human rights of people held in Australia’s immigration detention facilities, with the report released at a time when the plight of refugees is particularly heightened in the consciousness of Christians

Over 100 men are being detained in Brisbane's Kangaroo Point Central Hotel – the majority of these men came to Brisbane under medevac laws and have been detained there since last year following almost seven years in offshore detention on Manus and Nauru

Churches taskforce seeks assurances to reduce detention centre health risks

In an urgent letter to Government health authorities the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce has sought urgent assurances that the people at detention centres in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney have safe accommodation during the continuing pandemic, as social distancing is not possible in the common areas