People are being forcibly moved from Melbourne to Christmas Island detention centre


Reports of people held at the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) being forcibly moved to the Christmas Island detention centre are concerning as the facilities on the island are woefully inadequate and harmful.

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) has spoken to people inside MITA who have been handcuffed without notice, loaded onto minibuses and are in the process of being transferred to an unknown location, likely Christmas Island. The Department of Home Affairs has refused to provide adequate information on why these removals are occurring and who is affected.
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