Statement From Australian Border Force Regarding Detainees At Yongah Hill

Response to reports of a 46 day hunger strike at Yongah Hill Detention Centre.

A spokesperson for Australian Border Force issued the following statement regarding detainees at Perth’s Yongah Hill detention centre.

• There is no mass hunger strike across the immigration detention network. • These claims are false. • Some detainees are undertaking an ongoing peaceful protest. • We have provided numerous public statements outlining our talks with organisers and refuting their unsubstantiated claims.