Institutionalised brutality has to be challenged.
Again! Last year we thought that we had stopped Minister Dutton’s plans to allow the use of dogs in detention centres and for officers to have increased powers for strip searches and seizures without warrants. We thought that the Minister of Home Affairs wouldn’t have the arbitrary right to decide what was to be a “prohibited object” in detention centres and would remain answerable to Parliament and the courts for his actions. We thought that people in immigration detention could keep their phones.
But the Migration Amendment (Prohibiting items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2017 is back. It is in the Senate to be voted on this session.
Write to the Independent Members of the Senate.