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Children in Detention

QUESTION NUMBER 265 - ADDITIONAL BUDGET ESTIMATES HEARING FEBRUARY 2011

Senator Hanson-Young asked:
Are children allowed to own mobile phones?


Answer:
Yes, children are allowed to own mobile phones however access to these phones may be limited depending on the circumstances of their immigration detention.

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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  

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Children in Detention

QUESTION NUMBER 260 - ADDITIONAL BUDGET ESTIMATES HEARING FEBRUARY 2011

Senator Hanson-Young asked:
Duration of detention: Please provide a breakdown of the current duration of detention for children - 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 MINORS IN IMMIGRATION DETENTION BY DETENTION DURATION

as at 18 February 2011

 

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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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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

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