60% of detainees suffer from some form of mental illness
End of Mandatory Detention and Offshore Processing.
Use of immigration detention should be a short-term option, used only for as long as it is needed to enable appropriate security and health clearances to be completed. No children, especially when unaccompanied, should be held in detention.
The end of punitive deterrence policies.
Such action has only led to the amplification of mental health trauma amongst this community.
Equitable opportunity to enjoy good health in Australia, regardless of visa status or financial means.
This means accessible and appropriate mental health services for refugees and asylum seekers in detention and in community addressing negative mental health outcomes.
Fulfilment of the fundamental rights of asylum seekers to seek protection.
This is a right protected by the UN Refugee Convention.
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