Baptcare joins 200 organisations calling for the end of children in detention

The report of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention, released this week, provides compelling evidence of the need for Australia to cease the detention of children once and for all. Drawing on interviews in detention facilities with more than 1000 children and their parents, the report offers a deeply disturbing record of the harm inflicted on so many children by successive governments.

In the wake of the release of the report, Baptcare is one of 200 concerned organisations who have joined as signatories to a statement coordinated by the Refugee Council of Australia expressing our belief that we have comprehensive, consistent and irrefutable evidence of the harm caused by prolonged indefinite detention and calling on the Government, Opposition and all members of the Australian Parliament to take immediate action to ensure that all children are released from Australian-funded detention centres, in Australia and Nauru, and to ensure that these policies are never repeated.