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detention centre

Definitions

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  • n. A facility in which people are detained (held in custody); a jail.
  • n. An immigration detention facility; a facility in which people who have attempted to enter Australia without prior authorisation are detained, pending a decision on whether they are to be accepted as refugees or returned to their country of origin.
  • n. A concentration camp.

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  • n. a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily

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Examples

  • As well as attending the main meeting, the Chinese delegation will visit various organisations in Sydney and Canberra including the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, the Police Integrity Commission, the Australian Broadcasting Authority, a juvenile detention centre and a centre for indigenous education.

    Australia China Human Rights Dialogue

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