Today we have written to Victoria’s Attorney-General requesting consideration of the following two recommendations:

  1. The Victorian Government should advocate with other Australian governments, to ensure that the SPT’s visit to Australia is resumed and completed successfully. 
  2. The Victorian Government must take urgent action to establish/designate independent and culturally appropriate detention oversight in Victoria, in compliance with OPCAT. Aboriginal organisations and communities must be involved in the process to establish/designate the oversight mechanism, and be given opportunities to provide ongoing input into its functioning.

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