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Royal Commission to consider investigating the abuse of children inside Australia's immigration detention centres.


After writing to the Commissioner in relation to  child abuse claims in Australian immigration detention centres, The Australian Greens welcome news that the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is considering allegations of abuse against children within the detention network.

"Refugee children are already extremely vulnerable and the fact that some of them have been subjected to further abuse and assault is sickening and must be exposed" Greens spokesperson on Immigration, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said. 

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Greens request allegations of sexual abuse be investigated by Royal Commission

The Australian Greens have today written to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to request that allegations of sexual abuse in Australia’s immigration detention centres be investigated.

“Overnight we have heard further allegations of sexual abuse against women and children in the Nauru detention centre, these reports are shocking and must be investigated, Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Greens call for Royal Commission into offshore detention incidents and death

The Australian Greens have called on Tony Abbott to initiate a Royal Commission into the conditions and management of Australia's offshore detention camps, which led to the death of an Iranian refugee while in Australia's care on Manus Island.

"The tragedy of a refugee killed while in Australia's care should be the final nail in the coffin for Labor and the Abbott government's morally bankrupt and cruel offshore processing regime," Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne said.

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