14 April 2015, The Guardian , by Paul Farrell

The federal government and private companies should not be immune from liability for excessive use of force on people held in immigration detention, a parliamentary submission by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) says.
The migration amendment (maintaining the good order of immigration detention facilities) bill would allow immigration officers – which may include private contractors – to use “reasonable force against any person” if the officer believed it was necessary to protect the life, health or safety of people in detention or to maintain the good order, peace or security of a detention centre.
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