Two-year-old girl in immigration detention has teeth surgically removed

Victoria's Commissioner for Children and Young People Liana Buchanan said the "deeply distressing" case showed why it was unacceptable to have any child in detention…………."This case poses serious questions about exposure to sunlight, nutrition, and the adequacy and timeliness of medical attention. While I am awaiting further information from the Department of Home Affairs, which has agreed to provide me a history of medical and dental services provided to this little girl, the concerns raised with me so far illustrate just why it is the joint position of Australia’s Children’s Commissioners and Guardians that no child should be held in detention as a result of their immigration status."