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Children in Detention

QUESTION NUMBER 259 - ADDITIONAL BUDGET ESTIMATES HEARING FEBRUARY 201

Senator Hanson-Young asked:
1) What ages are the children currently in detention?
2) What are their countries of origin?

Answer:
Please refer to the table below:

                                                                              MINORS BY AGE                         TOTAL

                                              0-5         6-9         10-12           13-15          16-17

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Afghanistan                           12            14             11              35             282              354 

Burma                                     1              0               0                1                 2                4

Indonesia                              -                0               4               20              25                 49

Iran                                       73            62             31               24              34               228             

Iraq                                       40            20             11               11              27               109    

Kuwait                                    1               0               0                 0               0                  0

Pakistan                                 0                0               0                1                1                 2   

Palestinian Austhority            1                0               0                 0               0                  1

Somalia                                  -                 0               1                 2               0                 3

Sri Lanka                              26              24             12                10              3                 75 

Turkey                                    0                1               1                 0               0                   2

Vietnam                                  0                1               0                 4               0                   5

Unknown                              72              47             15                25             46                 205   

TOTAL                                 226             169             86              133           426              1040

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