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Unaccompanied Minors in Detention

QUESTION NUMBER 261 - ADDITIONAL BUDGET ESTIMATES HEARING FEBRUARY 2011

Senator Hanson-Young asked:
Duration of detention for unaccompanied minors: Please provide a breakdown of the current duration of detention for unaccompanied minors - numbers detained under 3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2-3 years and longer than 3 years.

Answer:
Please refer to the table below:

COUNT OF UNACCOMPANIED MINORS IN IMMIGRATION DETENTION BY DETENTION DURATION  

as at 18 February 2011

 

DURATION IN DETENTION MINORS

 

Duration in Detention           Uaccompanied Minors

Under 3 months                                   47

3 months - 6 months                           98

6 months - 12 months                        228

12 months - 18 months                        8

18 months - 24 months                        0

2-3 years                                              0

Longer than 3 years                             0

TOTAL                                                 381

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