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Australia Immigration Detention

Australia arguably has the most restrictive immigration control regime in the world, making widespread use of offshore detention facilities, imposing mandatory detention measures, and working closely with other countries in the region to boost their detention capacities. All of the country's detention facilities are operated by private contractors, including offshore facilities, which have been the subject of growing criticism because of the abuses suffered by detainees at some of these facilities. 

Australia Quick Facts

  • Immigration detainees:
    30,895
    Detained minors:
    976
    Immigration detention capacity:
    6,252
    International migrants:
    6,468,600
    New asylum applications :
    15,790