Expert panel into child protection in detention announced as AFP heads to Nauru

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Expert panel into child protection in detention announced as AFP heads to Nauru

Nauru

The Abbott government has established a three-member expert panel to provide advice on child protection inside Australian mainland and offshore detention centres.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton will also announce on Saturday that six Australian Federal Police officers will also be sent to Nauru to advise local police on investigating sexual abuse cases.

Both developments are part of the government’s response to the damning findings of the Moss Review into allegations of sexual abuse inside the Nauru detention centre, which was released in March.