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.

In 2014 we undertook a review of all s486O reports tabled in 2013. This review analysed both the Ombudsman's internal processes involved in producing these reports and the experiences of those people claiming asylum. The report is titled An analysis of reports under section 486O of the Migration Act 1958 sent to the Minister in 2013 by the Ombudsman