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Report 2 - Community-based alternatives to detention

On Monday 25 May 2009, the Joint Standing Committee on Migration tabled its report entitled Immigration detention in Australia: Community-based alternatives to detention. This is the second report of a series of three against the inquiry's terms of reference. The inquiry is ongoing and a subsequent report will be tabled in 2009.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 5 chapters, 1 dissent, 2 additional comments, 1 minority reports and 6 appendices.

Immigration detention in Australia: Community-based alternatives to detention

Preliminary pages (PDF 137KB)
Contents, Foreword, Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, List of Abbreviations and List of Recommendations

Chapter 1 (PDF 159KB)

Chapter 2 (PDF 300KB)
Overview of alternatives to immigration detention centres

Chapter 3 (PDF 270KB)
Appropriate support and accommodation in the community

Chapter 4 (PDF 248KB)
The robust and cost-effective approach

Chapter 5 (PDF 254KB)
A coordinatated framework for community-based alternatives to detention

Additional Comments (PDF27KB)
Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

Dissenting report (PDF 42KB)
Mr Petro Georgiou MP

Additional comments (PDF 36KB)
Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

Minority Report (PDF 39KB)
Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP

Appendix A (PDF 60KB)
List of submissions to the inquiry

Appendix B (PDF 77KB)
List of public hearings and inspections

Appendix C (PDF 78KB)
The Committee's first report of the inquiry into immigration detention in Australia

Appendix D (PDF 110KB)
Overview of immigration detention population

Appendix E (PDF 74KB)
Timeline for immigration policy 1989-2009

Appendix F (PDF 56KB)
Bridging visa conditions and entitlements

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