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White Australia Has A Black History

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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Number of Children in Detention : Knit Bashira Freedom Dolls for Children in Detention

The post below comes from the blog of  

Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children - Bendigo


Number of Children in Detention 

Despite the Government’s promise that children would be released from detention in the early months of 2015, there are still hundreds of children in Australian-run immigration detention centres. Many of these children have been in detention for years.
The Government’s latest statistics, dated 30 December 2015, reveal that:
  • 91 children remain in IDC/APODs, IRH and ITA facilities within Australia.
  • 68 children held in Nauru
  • 329 children are in detained in community under residential detention
  • 3,983 children still in the immigration system – e.g. on Bridging Visas, etc
    • NB APOD Alternative Place of Detention
    • IDC/F Immigration Detention Centre/Facility
    • IRH Immigration Residential Housing
    • ITA Immigration Transit Accommodation
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Children out of detention – FAQs – information supplied by the Australians Greens
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Beautiful Bashira Freedom Dolls from the Tassie Nannas 
Bashira Freedom Doll Pattern – Word Document file