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Migration Act 1958—Section 486O—Assessment of detention arrangements—Personal identifier 000479-O3, 1001123-O3, 1001250-O3, 1001261-O, 1001728-O5, 1001736-O5, 1001856-O5, 1002189-O, 1002326-O4, 1002470-O3, 1002734-O2, 1002787-O4, 1002839-O2, 1002850-O2, 1002858-O2, 1002888-O2, 1002958-O1, 1002960-O1, 1002961-O1, 1002966-O2, 1002967-O1, 1002989-O2, 1003077-O1, 1003099-O1, 1003170-O, 1003175-O, 1003177-O, 1003183-O, 1003187-O, 1003189-O, 1003191-O, 1003192-O, 1003196-O, 1003199-O, 1003202-O, 1003208-O, 1003211-O, 1003222-O, 1003224-O, 1003226-O, 1003230-O, 1003235-O, 1003250-O, 1003256-O, 1003261-O, 1003308-O, 1003312-O, 1003330-O—Commonwealth and Immigration Ombudsman’s reports—Report No. 18 of 2020


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Australian Government Department of Home Affairs

Assessments by the Commonwealth Ombudsman, under section 486O of the Migration Act 1958, for Tabling in Parliament

No. 18 / 2020

Personal identifier: 000479-O3, 1001123-O3, 1001250-O3, 1001261-O, 1001728-O5, 1001736-O5, 1001856-O5, 1002189-O, 1002326-O4, 1002470-O3, 1002734-O2, 1002787-O4, 1002839-O2, 1002850-O2, 1002858-O2, 1002888-O2, 1002958-O1, 1002960-O1, 1002961-O1, 1002966-O2, 1002967-O1, 1002989-O2, 1003077-O1, 1003099-O1, 1003170-O, 1003175-O, 1003177-O, 1003183-O, 1003187-O, 1003189-O, 1003191-O, 1003192-O, 1003196-O, 1003199-O, 1003202-O, 1003208-O, 1003211-O, 1003222-O, 1003224-O, 1003226-O, 1003230-O, 1003235-O, 1003250-O, 1003256-O, 1003261-O, 1003308-O, 1003312-O, 1003330-O.

The Commonwealth Ombudsman (the Ombudsman) is required by the Migration Act 1958 to assess the appropriateness of the immigration detention arrangements for each person detained for two years or more. The Ombudsman's assessment is provided to the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, along with a de-identified version, which the Minister must table in Parliament. The de-identified assessments are available in this publication.

The Minister's response to the recommendations contained in the assessments is formatted as a Statement to Parliament and must also be tabled in Parliament. Once the Minister’s Statement to Parliament has been tabled, it is published on the Commonwealth Ombudsman's website at www.ombudsman.gov.au

The Ombudsman assesses the immigration detention arrangements for each person, after reviewing reports provided by the Department of Home Affairs. The Ombudsman may also consider any other relevant information including information provided by the person and/or their advocates.

All long-term immigration detention cases receive thorough consideration by the Ombudsman.

COMMONWEALTH

OMBUDSMAN 0

Our ref: 486N-000479-03

?0 May 2020

The Hon Alan Tudge MP Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600

Dear Minister

Assessments under s 4860 of the Migration Act 1958

In accordance with s 4860 of the Migration Act 1958 (the Act) I am forwarding my assessment of 48 cases on the schedule (Attachment A) regarding 48 individuals who fall within the reporting and assessment obligation imposed by Part 8C of the Act.

My Office has assessed the appropriateness of the immigration detention arrangements of the 48 cases on the schedule. As each of the individuals on the schedule are no longer in detention, either having had a visa granted or reinstated, or having been removed from Australia, I have not made any recommendations in relation to these individuals.

The Act also requires that I prepare this de-identified statement for tabling in Parliament.

As part of this assessment my Office reviewed information relating to each individual's case progression, detention placement, legal matters and health and welfare.

Yours sincerely

Michael Manthorpe PSM

Commonwealth Ombudsman

Influencing systemic improvement in public administration

GPO Box 442, Canberra ACT 2601 • Phone 1300 362 072 • ombudsman.gov.au

Attachment A

SCHEDULE

Assessments of people placed in immigration detention for more than two years

When coming to this assessment, the Office reviewed information relating to each individual's case progression, detention placement, legal matters and health and welfare. When required, further information was requested under s 486Q of the Act or s 8 of the Ombudsman Act 1976.

No Ombudsman ID Name No. of People Year of birth Days in

detention'

Detention status2 Date of 486N report Date last assessment

tabled

1 000479-03 Ms X 1 1981 2,008 Visa reinstated 1 September 2019 12 September 2019

2 1001123-03 Mr X 1 1995 2,008 SHEV 3 September 2019 17 September 2019

3 1001250-03 Mr X 1 1957 2,570 BV 20 August 2019 and 4 March 2020 16 October 2019

4 1001261-0 Mr X 1 1993 1,644 BV 10 February 2020 23 November 2016

5 1001728-05 Mr X 1 1974 2,373 BV 22 October 2019 27 November 2019

6 1001736-05 Mr X 1 1976 2,373 BV 22 October 2019 27 November 2019

7 1001856-05 Mr X 1 1990 2,370 SHEV 10 October 2019 23 October 2019

8 1002189-0 Mr X 1 1981 912 Removed 9 November 2019 31 August 2016

9 1002326-04 Mr X 1 1974 2,008 Removed 26 August 2019 16 October 2019

10 1002470-03 Mr X 1 1993 2,008 BV 12 August 2019 and 10 February 2020 12 September 2019

11 1002734-02 Mr X 1 1962 1,461 Removed 12 August 2019 12 September 2019

12 1002787-04 Mr X 1 1977 1,460 Removed 18 October 2019 27 November 2019

13 1002839-02 Mr X 1 1987 1,279 Removed 12 August 2019 12 September 2019

14 1002850-02 Mr X 1 1983 1,277 BV 28 August 2019 17 September 2019

15 1002858-02 Mr X 1 1979 1,277 Removed 11 September 2019 12 September 2019

16 1002888-02 Mr X 1 1990 1,277 Removed 23 October 2019 23 October 2019

17 1002958-01 Mr X 1 1995 1,101 Removed 22 August 2019 12 September 2019

18 1002960-01 Mr X 1 1980 1,097 SHEV 19 August 2019 12 September 2019

19 1002961-01 Mr X 1 1957 1,103 SHEV 26 August 2019 12 September 2019

20 1002966-02 Mr X 1 1986 1,099 Removed 3 September 2019 16 October 2019

21 1002967-01 Ms X 1 1981 1,098 Removed 3 September 2019 12 September 2019

22 1002989-02 Mr X 1 1983 1,095 Visa reinstated 23 October 2019 27 November 2019

23 1003077-01 Mr X 1 1971 934 Removed 19 September 2019 17 September 2019

24 1003099-01 Mr X 1 1961 912 Visa reinstated 30 October 2019 27 November 2019

25 1003170-0 Mr X 1 1996 732 Removed 5 August 2019 First Assessment

26 1003175-0 Mr X 1 1953 731 Visa reinstated 12 August 2019 First Assessment

27 1003177-0 Mr X 1 1984 730 Removed 13 August 2019 First Assessment

1 At date of the Department's latest report.

2 Bridging visa (BV), Safe Haven Enterprise visa (SHEV), Removed, Visa reinstated.

No Ombudsman ID Name No. of People Year of birth Days in

detention'

Detention statusz Date of 486N report Date last assessment

tabled

28 1003183-0 Mr X 1 1971 732 Removed 20 August 2019 First Assessment

29 1003187-0 Mr X 1 1979 730 Removed 22 August 2019 First Assessment

30 1003189-0 Mr X 1 1990 730 Removed 25 August 2019 First Assessment

31 1003191-0 Mr X 1 1970 730 Removed 27 August 2019 First Assessment

32 1003192-0 Mr X 1 1994 736 Visa reinstated 2 September 2019 First Assessment

33 1003196-0 Mr X 1 1954 735 BV 30 August 2019 First Assessment

34 1003199-0 Mr X 1 1979 722 Visa reinstated 29 August 2019 First Assessment

35 1003202-0 Mr X 1 1995 730 SHEV 9 September 2019 First Assessment

36 1003208-0 Mr X 1 1971 732 Visa reinstated 23 September 2019 First Assessment

37 1003211-0 Mr X 1 1990 730 Visa reinstated 30 September 2019 First Assessment

38 1003222-0 Mr X 1 1996 730 BV 18 October 2019 First Assessment

39 1003224-0 Mr X 1 1989 731 Removed 21 October 2019 First Assessment

40 1003226-0 Mr X 1 1986 730 Visa reinstated 26 October 2019 First Assessment

41 1003230-0 Mr X 1 1978 781 Removed 21 October 2019 First Assessment

42 1003235-0 Mr X 1 1987 730 BV 3 October 2019 First Assessment

43 1003250-0 Mr X 1 1967 730 Visa reinstated 25 November 2019 First Assessment

44 1003256-0 Mr X 1 1992 730 Visa reinstated 1 December 2019 First Assessment

45 1003261-0 Mr X 1 1964 730 Removed 5 December 2019 First Assessment

46 1003308-0 Mr X 1 1982 730 BV 24 January 2020 First Assessment

47 1003312-0 Mr X 1 1995 730 Visa reinstated 29 January 2020 First Assessment

48 1003330-0 Mr X 1 1990 730 Visa reinstated 17 February 2020 First Assessment