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Submission: Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention) Bill 2020

Amnesty International Australia is concerned that the Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention) Bill 2020 as it stands violates international rules and will be detrimental to the wellbeing of people under the care of the Australian Government in immigration detention.

The Bill is designed to ‘fix’ an issue that does not exist – it warrants power to officers over detainees that is not needed. Amnesty International Australia recommends that the Bill is not passed in its current form.

Read the full submission here.

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Joel Clark is a Campaigner at Amnesty International Australia.