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Immigration detention is only meant to be 'a last resort' and for the shortest time possible. At September 2011, more than a third had been detained for longer than a year.

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Australia is a country that locks people up who haven't done anything wrong, without trial, without conviction and without a release date. That is what mandatory and indefinite immigration detention allows.

Immigration detention is meant to be a 'last resort' which means the government should use other alternatives first.

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