Ending all forms of indefinite detention is a key priority of Disabled People’s Organisations Australia. People with disability are disproportionately incarcerated in various forms of detention, including onshore and offshore asylum seeker detention centres, in psychiatric and forensic units, and in other institutional settings.
DPO Australia believes it is unacceptable that indefinite detention is a reality for many people with disability.
The United Nations has made a number of recommendations to Australia to act to end indefinite detention, and Australia responded with a commitment to do so in November 2015, but so far little has been done. DPO Australia continue to advocate that Australian governments to fulfil their commitments under the various international human rights agreements to end the practice of indefinite detention.