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Forum: Children in Detention – Queanbeyan RAR & Amnesty International
18 May 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Children in detention forum: Monday May 18th 6pm Jerrabomberra Community Centre”
In December the government announced that all children and their families in Australian detention centres would be released into the community while their refugee claims were processed. But not the children detained on Nauru.
One-hundred-and -seven children are detained on Nauru. More than 60 children are detained in Australia, awaiting their return to Nauru. The conditions and treatment they experience are hidden from sight but recent reports by the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Moss Inquiry have revealed widespread abuse of children in detention.
Amnesty’s Lost Children Campaign aims to get all kids and their families released from detention, once and for all.
Amnesty International is holding a public forum on Monday May 18 at 6pm at the Jerrabomberra Community Centre on the Parkway, which will provide information about the situation and how you can help.