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Law Council of Australia


Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2017

The Bill seeks to impose more stringent measures governing those housed in immigration detention facilities (IDFs). Broadly, it provides for:

The Law Council supports the effective management of IDFs that operate in accordance with the rule of law. It also recognises the many challenges the Australian Government faces as it seeks to address difficulties that might arise regarding immigration detention and appreciates that the development of solutions requires careful consideration.

However, the Law Council does not support the Bill in its current form for the following reasons:

You can read the full submisson below. 


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