Immigration detention review reports

Reports tabled in Parliament

Statement of Intent by the Commonwealth Ombudsman to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection concerning assessments under section 486O of the Migration Act 1958

The Ombudsman is required by the Migration Act 1958 to assess the appropriateness of the immigration detention arrangements for each person detained for more than two years. The Ombudsman's assessment is provided to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection in a report, along with a de-identified version which the Minister must table in Parliament. Links to the de-identified reports and the Minister's responses are available in this section.

Since 2014 the Ombudsman has undertaken a review of all s486O reports sent to the Minister. This analysis looks at both the internal processes involved in producing these reports and the experiences of those people claiming asylum. The reports are titled:

An analysis of reports under section 486O of the Migration Act 1958 sent to the Minister by the Ombudsman in 2014.

An analysis of reports under section 486O of the Migration Act 1958 sent to the Minister by the Ombudsman in 2013