What is refugee detention?

What is refugee detention?

In Australia, anyone who does not have a valid visa is required to be detained. This means that people seeking asylum are generally detained, often for long and uncertain periods. There is no independent review of the decision to detain, and people have been detained for increasingly long periods.

What does mandatory detention mean?

Mandatory detention. Australia’s detention policies require anyone who is not an Australian citizen and does not have a valid visa to be detained. Mandatory detention applies to many groups, including people who overstay their visas or breach their visa conditions.

What is an alternative place of detention?

Instead of people being held in closed immigration detention facilities such as immigration detention centres, immigration residential housing, immigration transit facilities, and ‘alternative places of detention’, people can be permitted to live in the community while their immigration status is resolved.

What is held detention?

Community detention describes the process where the government houses people without visas within communities while their visa application is processed. While living in the community, they are usually are able to access essential services such as food, medical supplies and education. Children can attend school.

Why are refugees kept in detention?

When children arrive in Australia without a visa and are seeking asylum, they are required to stay in detention well beyond the period of time it takes to gather basic information about an asylum claim, health, identity or security issues.

What is the purpose of mandatory detention?

Mandatory detention was introduced to “support the integrity of Australia’s immigration program” and “management of Australian borders” and to distinguish between those who have submitted themselves to offshore entry processes prior to arrival and those who have not.

Is mandatory detention arbitrary?

Mandatory detention is arbitrary because individuals are detained on an automatic and indiscriminate basis (because they have arrived in Australia by boat), without any individual assessment of whether detention is necessary (for example, because an individual poses a security threat or a risk of absconding).

How many refugees are in detention in Australia 2021?

As of 31 August 2021, there were 1,440 people in detention facilities.

How many detention Centres does Australia have?

As of November 2008, there were 279 migration detainees confined in nine official detention sites, which have a total capacity of 2,380 (DIAC 2008b).

Is the Blaydin Point detention centre going to close?

The Blaydin Point centre, which the Government had named an Alternative Place Of Detention (APOD), is set to close in April. An APOD is listed by the Immigration Department as a “facility is for people we assess as being minimal risk to our communities”.

What is the purpose of a detention pond?

Dry detention ponds are generally used to hold over-flow water temporarily until it drains into another location. Wet detention ponds manage storm water by maintaining a permanent pond of water in a basin that removes pollutants and only drains partial amounts storm water.

What does detention mean in the container Xchange?

Detention refers to the time outside the port. If the consignee holds on to the carrier’s container beyond the allowed free days, detention will be imposed. In other words, a detention charge is applied when the container has been picked up, but not returned to the carrier.

When do you get charged with a detention charge?

Detention charges also happen when you export containers. A user is charged detention when an empty container has been picked up for loading and is not returned within the set free-days. Typically, shipping lines allow for 5 free-days to pick-up the container, load it, and return it full to the port.

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