Children in detention and separated families:

Children in detention and separated families:
Six children remain in detention in Melbourne.

63 mothers, fathers and children remain  permanently separated between Australia and indefinite offshore detention on Manus and Nauru. Source: Human Rights Law Centre.

The group includes:

  • five babies born in Australia whose fathers are indefinitely detained on Nauru;

  • a father detained on Manus Island for five years whose wife and children are living in Sydney and whose daughters are studying at University; and

  • husbands and wives, children and parents, and brothers and sisters, who remain permanently separated because they arrived and sought protection in Australia on different dates. .