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Australian Human Rights Commission inspection of Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre: report

This report contains an overview of key observations and concerns arising from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s inspection of the Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre (CIIDC) in August 2017.

Joint Select Committee on the Christmas Island tragedy of 15 December 2010

On 2 March 2011 the Parliament established the Joint Select Committee on the Christmas Island Tragedy to inquire into the incident on 15 December 2010 in which a suspected irregular entry vessel (SIEV) foundered on rocks at Rocky Point on Christmas Island (CI).

Let them land: remembering Tampa

In remembering Tampa and its consequences, both the banished asylum seeker and Christmas Islanders are again on the margins of society and are subject to the whims of government.

The Christmas Island challenge

The arrival of two boatloads of asylum seekers is the first test of Labor’s new detention policy, writes Michelle Dimasi on Christmas Island on our partner website, Inside Story.

The Coalition's expensive Christmas Island legacy

It's difficult to imagine what the $400 million detention centre will be used for, writes Michelle Dimasi.