Refugee Council of Australia – May 12, 2018
The Department of Home Affairs (formerly the Department of Immigration and Border Protection) published monthly updates on Operation Sovereign Borders, which began in September 2013. It used to publish monthly and operational updates, but now only publishes monthly updates.
These updates provide information on how many people are in our processing centres, boat turnbacks, refugee status determination and returns from offshore processing centres and detention in Australia.
They do not provide information on refugees who are still in Nauru or PNG but not in the offshore processing centre itself.
From October 2017, the Department no longer publishes information about refugee status determination on Nauru or Papua New Guinea.
This page includes information from these updates as well as from the Department’s statistics on detention, and the more detailed information available through Senate estimates.