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Planned Cost of Immigration Detention Facilities

QUESTION NUMBER 255 - ADDITIONAL BUDGET ESTIMATES HEARING FEBRUARY 2011

Senator Hanson-Young asked:

For the past three and next three financial years how much in total has Australia spent/planned on immigration detention facilities?

 
Answer:

1) Capital expenditure in respect of immigration detention facilities over the last three financial years is summarised as follows:

 

Immigration Detention Facilities

Financial Year                              Capital Expenditure

2007-08 million                             328.291*

2008-09 million                             12.104

2009-10 million                             46.155

2010-11 to 31/1/2011 million        85.655

 

* Includes $317.069 million transfer of the Christmas Island Detention Centre from the Department of Finance and Deregulation to DIAC, on completion of construction.

2)The projected capital costs for the next three financial years will be included in the 2011-12 Budget process.

 

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