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Serious allegations of abuse, self-harm and neglect of asylum seekers in relation to the Nauru Regional Processing Centre, and any like allegations in relation to the Manus Regional Processing Centre

21 Apr 2017
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On 12 September 2016, the Senate referred the following matters to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report.

The terms of reference were as follows;

The serious allegations of abuse, self-harm and neglect of asylum seekers in relation to the Nauru Regional Processing Centre, and any like allegations in relation to the Manus Regional Processing Centre, with particular reference to:

  1. the factors that have contributed to the abuse and self-harm alleged to have occurred,
  2. how notifications of abuse and self-harm are investigated,
  3. the obligations of the Commonwealth Government and contractors relating to the treatment of asylum seekers, including the provision of support, capability and capacity building to local Nauruan authorities,
  4. the provision of support services for asylum seekers who have been alleged or been found to have been subject to abuse, neglect or self-harm in the Centres or within the community while residing in Nauru,
  5. the role an independent children's advocate could play in ensuring the rights and interests of unaccompanied minors are protected,
  6. the effect of Part 6 of the Australian Border Force Act 2015,
  7. attempts by the Commonwealth Government to negotiate third country resettlement of asylum seekers and refugees,
  8. additional measures that could be implemented to expedite third country resettlement of asylum seekers and refugees within the Centres, and
  9. any other related matters
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