Immigration detention review reports

Reports tabled in Parliament

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.

The Ombudsman assesses the immigration detention arrangements for each person after reviewing information provided by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The Ombudsman may also consider any other relevant information including information provided by the person and/or their advocates.

All long-term immigration detention cases receive thorough consideration, and the format of the report to the Minister will depend on the issues raised by the case and any recommendations made by the Ombudsman.

Covering statement by the Commonwealth Ombudsman to the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs concerning reports under s 4860 of the Migration Act 1958 - 12 October 2005