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Immigration detention is not the answer, for anyone.

People are detained without a time limit, for months, sometimes even years.

It is harmful and expensive. It robs people of their dignity, spirit and lives.

This can’t go on.

We are working towards an immigration system that is based on humanity, compassion and fairness.

To begin this process of change and to reduce detention, we are calling for:

Community-based alternatives to detention that respect rights can minimise the use of detention, reducing costs and helping people to live with dignity in the community while going through the immigration process.

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Refugee Tales: 28 tales for 28 days

This is a guest post featuring Refugee Tales' campaign 28 Tales for 28 Days, which runs for a month from 11 September 2018. During this time, Refugee Tales is releasing 28 tales online – one each day over 28 [...]

Why a 28 day time limit on immigration detention?

Why a 28 day time limit on immigration detention? Earlier today, Sir Stephen Shaw gave oral evidence to the Home Affairs Committee. I was half listening to the section of the session which touched on the issue of [...]

Detention oversight: Submitting evidence to a Select Committee

Over the past few years, immigration detention has been the focus of increasing government and parliamentary scrutiny. This year, Stephen Shaw published his follow-up review into welfare in detention, and inquiries were launched by the Home Affairs Committee [...]

Join our team! Social media volunteers needed

Social media volunteers needed!  Deadline 10 September 2018 We are looking for enthusiastic and curious volunteers who have a deep interest in and commitment to challenging immigration detention and promoting migrants' rights, and can help us increase our social media presence. This [...]

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#Unlocked17

Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

Go to the Unlocked website

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Thanks to everyone who participated in and shaped yesterday's BIG #Time4aTimeLimit meeting. Great discussions and so much energy. We hope you are taking your next/new step towards ending indefinite immigration #detention TODAY.

Great workshop this afternoon with @wallsmustfall on communicating with and engaging local communities to work to #EndIndefiniteDetention
#Time4aTimeLimit
@DetentionForum

@Sammy_G1988 talking through messaging around indefinite detention by reminding us that awareness of this issue is low. 12 months ago, I knew nothing about indefinite detention. Now know its #Time4aTimeLimit

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