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LIV opposes bill to increase search and seizure powers in immigration detention

LIV opposes bill to increase search and seizure powers in immigration detention

By Administrative Law and Human Rights Section

Human Rights Immigration 


The LIV has provided a memo to the Law Council of Australia’s submission into the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Senate Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Detention Centres) Bill 2020. 

The LIV strongly opposes the passage of this Bill, which seeks to increase the powers of authorised officers to search and seize any item the Minister deems a prohibited item in immigration detention, including mobile phones.

The proposed amendments will further restrict the rights of people in detention including access to legal representation. 

The LIV outlines its concerns regarding the impact of the passage of this Bill will have on people in detention and the legal profession.  
Read the submission here.


Nethmi Perera 
Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 
P: (03) 9607 9338 


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