Detention centres

Australia under fire over offshore processing at UN

Australia has come under global fire for its boat turnback and offshore detention policies at a UN Human Rights Council performance review in Geneva.

Country after country at the review session raised the issue of Canberra's controversial asylum seeker policies.

Many like Germany highlighted the detention of children as a main issue.

"To remove children and their families and other individuals at risk in particular survivors of torture and trauma from immigration detention centres."