'Children in detention exhibited symptoms including bed wetting, sleep walking and night terrors. At the severe end of the spectrum, some children became mute, refused to eat and drink, made suicide attempts and began to self-harm, such as by cutting themselves. Some children also were not meeting their developmental milestones'.
A last report - National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention (HREOC)
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On the 29th of June 2011 the Government announced that will release 62% of children from detention by their June 30 deadline - leaving 329 children in detention. That's 329 too many. We will continue lobbying until the Government legislates to ensure children are not in detention - ever.
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