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.

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

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