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Thursday, 14 February 2013
Page: 1567

Unaccompanied Humanitarian Minor Program

(Question No. 1301)


Ms Gambaro asked the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, in writing, on 26 November 2012:

In respect of the arrangement where Unaccompanied Humanitarian Minors are in the care of a service provider, since the beginning of this custodian arrangement would the Minister provide the (a) name of each service provider that have been appointed custodians, (b) total number of Unaccompanied Humanitarian Minors for which each service provider has been appointed custodian (i) by year, and (ii) month, and (c) details of how frequently the department will review and audit these custodian arrangements.


Mr Brendan O'Connor: The answers to the honourable member's question is:

Custodian Appointments by Month (2012) *

Service Provider

Life Without Barriers

Centre for Multicultural Youth

Multicultural Development Association

Multicultural Youth, South Australia

July

6

8

3

2

August

23

0

0

2

September

22

4

1

0

October

32

2

2

1

Total

83

14

6

5

*These figures relate to the appointment of custodians for new entrants to the UHM Program since July 2012. The appointment of the above service providers as custodians in relation to UHMs placed in their care prior to the commencement of the custodianship arrangements in July 2012 was progressively completed by October 2012.

(c) The Department will continue to regularly monitor these custodian arrangements as part of standard business reporting and engagement.