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Joint statement – end detention of children

For more than a decade under successive governments, we have watched Australia’s detention policies go through the same cycle: people are kept in indefinite detention unnecessarily for prolonged periods until the human and financial costs of doing so become so high as to compel the Government to make greater use of community-based alternatives. It is high time that we put an end to this cycle.

Find out more

  • Read the St Vincent de Paul Society’s media release on children in detention and submission to the Australian Human Rights Committee (AHRC) Inquiry.
  • Visit the AHRC website for more information about the report.

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St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic organisation working towards a more just and compassionate society.

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