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Unwelcome visitors: Challenges faced by people visiting immigration detention

In recent years,  people who visit immigration detention have expressed concerns about changes to rules and practices that have limited access for people visiting in detention. The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA), through its Detention Research Project, has interviewed visitors from across Australia to identify and record those challenges, and to make recommendations for addressing them.

This report also records the significant role people who visit immigration detention make to those in detention. The Refugee Council of Australia outlines in this report the critical role visitors play in supporting people in detention, the value they bring to these most vulnerable people, and the challenges they face in doing so.