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[Correspondence] Children in Australia’s immigration centres

A Lancet Editorial (Feb 13, p 620)1 highlights the ongoing and widespread abuse in Australia’s offshore immigration detention centres, in light of the recent High Court decision that ruled offshore detention of asylum seekers to be legal. While these issues are alarming on their own, they have come at a time when the government has taken steps to silence dissent and promote secrecy in Australia’s detention process. One of the more publicised aspects of this government intervention was the introduction of the Border Force Act.