Week-long ‘inhumane’ watch house detention for 14yo Queensland boy sparks police complaint

Week-long ‘inhumane’ watch house detention for 14yo Queensland boy sparks police complaint

Updated May 18, 2018 15:34:06 A 14-year-old boy has been detained in a Brisbane police watch house for more than a week, according to a formal complaint lodged with authorities. Murri Court elder Reverend Alexandra Gater has lodged the complaint on behalf of the boy’s family, after the child was …

Convicted Iranian drug offender faces indefinite immigration detention after serving jail time

Convicted Iranian drug offender faces indefinite immigration detention after serving jail time

Posted April 30, 2018 15:50:11 Photo: Mohammad Abdullahi pleaded guilty to six charges. (Facebook: Mohammad Abdullahi) An Iranian man faces possible indefinite immigration detention in Australia as he cannot be deported after he serves a five-year jail term over drugs charges in central Queensland. Mohammad Abdullahi, 32, pleaded guilty today …

Mother who shook baby sentenced to home detention for ‘momentary loss of self-control’

Mother who shook baby sentenced to home detention for ‘momentary loss of self-control’

Posted April 27, 2018 17:05:58 A mother who shook her baby so hard he died in what was described as a “momentary loss of self-control” has avoided jail and will serve her sentence on home detention. Jennifer Nicole Kennison, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter over the death …

NT youth detention documents reveal violent assaults, including alleged detainee rape

NT youth detention documents reveal violent assaults, including alleged detainee rape

Updated April 18, 2018 06:21:12 Video: Alleged rape among NT youth detention incidents (ABC News) A series of violent Northern Territory youth detention incidents, including the alleged rape of one detainee by another last year, have been revealed in documents obtained by the ABC under freedom of information laws. Key …

PNG grandmother held in detention by Australian Border Force after suffering acute appendicitis

PNG grandmother held in detention by Australian Border Force after suffering acute appendicitis

Updated April 17, 2018 11:14:14 A grandmother from Papua New Guinea is being held in a Brisbane detention centre after being airlifted to Far North Queensland for medical treatment. Rapia Komonde was taken by her husband from their remote village in PNG to a medical centre on Saibai Island in …

From detention to holiday destination — now Australia is helping turn Manus Island into a tourism hub

From detention to holiday destination — now Australia is helping turn Manus Island into a tourism hub

Updated April 06, 2018 07:56:19 Photo: Manus Island has just two hotels. (ABC News) Related Story: Asylum seekers on Manus Island left hanging in legal limbo The Australian Government is helping develop a tourism industry on the Papua New Guinean island it detained asylum seekers on. It is funding a …

UN official visiting Nauru detention centre concerned about ‘shocking’ mental health situation

UN official visiting Nauru detention centre concerned about ‘shocking’ mental health situation

Updated March 27, 2018 13:37:51 A senior United Nations official has demanded the Federal Government reconsider its offshore processing policy as concerns about detainees’ mental health grows. Key points: UNHCR says mental health situation on Nauru is particularly shocking Cites family separation as a major issue, gives example of catatonic …

Teenage boy sentenced to six years’ detention for violent sex attack on 83yo Perth woman

Teenage boy sentenced to six years’ detention for violent sex attack on 83yo Perth woman

Updated March 26, 2018 19:55:14 A Perth teenager has been sentenced to more than six years in juvenile detention for breaking into an elderly woman’s home and subjecting her to a “violent, degrading and humiliating” sex attack. In the early morning of October 13 last year, the 15-year-old boy — …