Alfred Deakin Institute
The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) is a leading humanities and social sciences research institute based at Deakin University, Australia. Our researchers aim to understand the complex meanings of citizenship, social inclusion and globalisation, and investigate the imp
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Visiting Australia’s immigration detention centres: The 2018 policy changes and their impact on detainees and supporters

In January 2018 the Department of Home Affairs introduced several changes that has made it harder for visitors to access people detained in immigration detention centres on Australia’s mainland. The changes include the introduction of an onerous, two-step application form that must be completed five working days before every visit; a limit of one detainee per visitor for a designated visiting period, unless special arrangements can be made; new restrictions on bringing food and other material support.

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