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Queensland Univsersity of Technology

The Brisbane Institute

A poll on mandatory detention

This poll on mandatory detention is sponsored by Rights Australia. You may vote in favour or against the poll. Senator Marise Payne has agreed to present those signatures in favour to the Australian Senate in the form of a petition.

The Poll

We believe:

  • That the detention of children and the Temporary Protection Visa, especially its effect on separated families, breach Australia’s obligations under international conventions and protocols.
  • That Australia's treatment of asylum seekers is inhumane and is totally inconsistent with the values of tolerance and equality.
  • That there should be a 90 day time limit to detention of asylum seekers, with review by the Federal Court for any further need for detention on grounds of security or risk of absconding.
  • That all asylum seeking children and their families should be released from detention, as well as all long-term detained asylum seekers, providing that there are no security or absconding risks.

We therefore support the Bill that the Member for Kooyong is seeking to have debated in the House of Representatives and which is known as A Bill for an Act of compassion;

We also therefore support the Bill that the Member for Kooyong is seeking to have debated in the House of Representatives and which is known as A  Bill for an Act to reform the mandatory detention system.

This petition is now closed.

To see a list of signatories and comments for this petition, click here.
Click here to view Parliamentarians' Responses.

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