Final Report

Taking responsibility: conditions and circumstances at Australia's Regional Processing Centre in Nauru

31 August 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-288-3

View the report as a single document - (PDF 1178KB)

Corrigendum - (PDF 58KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee membership (PDF 29KB)
Recommendations (PDF 41KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and background (PDF 77KB)

Referral of the Inquiry
Conduct of the inquiry
Interim report
Structure of this report
A note on terminology
Previous reports

Chapter 2 - Obligations and performance of the Commonwealth in relation to the Nauru Regional Processing Centre (PDF 301KB)

Responsibilities of the Commonwealth in relation to the Regional Processing Centre on Nauru
Managing the conduct and behaviour of staff of the Regional Processing Centre
Transfer, assessment and resettlement of asylum seekers
Costs and prioritisation of resources

Chapter 3 - Living conditions at the Regional Processing Centre on Nauru (PDF 194KB)

Department of Immigration and Border Protection responses to questions
Provision of and responsibility for marquees
Living arrangements
Provision of services and facilities
Access to medical care
Overall living environment: prison-like conditions

Chapter 4 - Protecting asylum seekers: personal safety and security, and allegations of harm (PDF 206KB)

The Forgotten Children report
2014 allegations and the Moss Review
Post-Moss Review evidence received by the committee
Mandatory reporting of abuse
Cable ties

Chapter 5 - Committee views and recommendations (PDF 95KB)

Responsibilities of the Commonwealth
Management of contractors and staff
Costs and prioritisation of resources
Living conditions and provision of services
Protecting the safety of asylum seekers and responding to abuse

Dissenting Report by Coalition Senators (PDF 69KB)


Corrigendum - (PDF 58KB)

Additional comments by the Australian Greens (PDF 253KB)

Circumstances precipitating Moss Review
Surveillance of a member of the Australian Senate
Offshore processing
The Regional Processing Centre as a deterrent
No guarantee of safety and security
No capacity on Nauru

Appendix 1 - Submissions (PDF 16KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 13KB)
Appendix 3 - Additional information received by the committee (PDF 12KB)

Answers to questions on notice

Appendix 4 - Recommendations of the Moss Review (PDF 12KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senior Clerk's Office
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Australia ACT 2600

Phone: 02 6277 3555
Fax: 02 6277 3899