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Tuesday, 10 December 2002
Page: 7533

To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

The petition of the undersigned shows the concern for the human rights of children held in Immigration Detention Centres and Immigration Reception and Processing Centres around Australia. This is a violation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child that stipulates that children should not be held in detention.

Your petitioners therefore request that the Senate repeal legislation that forces children seeking refugee status in Australia to be held in detention.

by Senator Bartlett (from 728 citizens).