An investigation by the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee into the criminal assaults perpetrated against individuals detained at the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre during the events of 16 to 18 February 2014.
Referral of the inquiry
On 5 March 2014, the Senate referred the following matter to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 26 June 2014:
An inquiry into the incident at the Manus Island Detention Centre from 16 February to 18 February 2014, with particular reference to:
(a) the chronology of events;
(b) the sequence of events and factors that gave cause to the incident;
(c) the sequence of events that led to , and the cause of, Reza Berati's death;
(d) contractor, subcontractor and service provider involvement and response;
(e) Department of Immigration and Border Protection involvement and response;
(f) Papua New Guinean pol ice, military and civilian involvement and response;
(g) the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection's conduct before, during and after the incident;
(h) protocols and procedures observed by agencies in the detention centre;
(i) any documents, including incident reports and emails as well as briefings involving staff, employees, contractors and subcontractors involved in or responding to the incident;
(j) any communications between the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and the Government of Papua New Guinea, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, contractors, sub-contractors and service providers regarding the incident; (k) the Australian Government' s duty of care obligations and responsibilities;
(l) refugee status determination processing and resettlement arrangements in Papua New Guinea; and
(m) any other related matters.