Tag: Indefinite Detention

Submission to the Review of Australia Fifth Periodic Report Under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

DPO Australia has worked with a coalition of Australian non-government organisations to prepare a report to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.  This report will assist the Committee to review Australia’s progress in achieving economic, social and cultural rights for people in Australia.  This review will take place at the UN…

Media Release: Call for Action to End Indefinite Detention of People with Disability

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomes the report on the Indefinite Detention of People with Cognitive and Psychiatric Impairment, which was tabled yesterday by the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs. The report outlines 32 recommendations for concerted law reform and justice measures as well as the development of integrated policies and programs to…

Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) Calls for an End to Mandatory and Indefinite Detention of Asylum Seekers Following Release of Nauru Files

The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) joins the call to end mandatory and indefinite detention of asylum seekers as a matter of urgency.  The exposure of the inhuman treatment of refugees on Nauru contained in the ‘Nauru Files’ is damning for Australia.  We have clear evidence that the current conditions facing detainees in offshore mandatory…

ACDA Submission to Senate Inquiry into Indefinite Detention of People with Cognitive and Psychiatric Impairment in Australia

In late April 2016 the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) made a submission to Senate Affairs References Committee Inquiry into Indefinite Detention of People with Cognitive and Psychiatric Impairment in Australia. The submission provides an overview of the circumstances leading to and consequences of indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychosocial disability in Australia. In doing so…