Alternatives to Child Detention Peer Learning Platform

Advancing humane, practical alternatives to child detention in the Indo-Pacific

The Alternatives to Child Detention Peer Learning Platform brings decision-makers together to improve humanitarian settlement for children across the Indo-Pacific region.

The Alternatives to Child Detention Peer Learning Platform is an informal regional grouping of policy and implementing agencies within the governments of Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand and Thailand, as well as civil society and international organisations focused on advancing practical progress towards alternatives to detention in the region.

The platform is convened by the Centre for Policy Development, as part of the Secretariat of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM), as well as with colleagues at the International Detention Coalition (IDC).

The platform was first proposed at the seventh meeting of the ADFM in Bangkok in November 2018. Participants identified a regional grouping on this issue as beneficial to progress towards alternatives to detention in the region.

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The Sixth Alternatives to Child Detention Peer Learning Platform Roundtable discussed latest developments and positive practice relating to migration policies and alternatives to detention (ATD) for children in the context

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The Secretariat of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM) welcomes the leadership and cooperation shown by the Bali Process Co-Chairs in their decision at the 8th Bali Process Ministerial Meeting in Adelaide to trigger the Bali Process Consultation Mechanism. 
CEO of the Centre for Policy Development Andrew Hudson, who heads an advisory panel to the Bali Process, told the ABC that Bali Process nations had to take rapid action to tackle the crisis.
Australia and Indonesia have been urged to co-ordinate an immediate response to an alarming rise in Rohingya deaths at sea
It’s two years since Myanmar’s military seized power in the country. Refugees from the heavily persecuted Rohingya minority are once again on the move, attempting dangerous sea journeys in large numbers during 2022.
When there was a refugee crisis to the country’s north in the past, most of the time Australian governments saw it as their problem.
Australia and Indonesia must ­urgently overhaul the Bali Process, a forum set up to tackle human trafficking and people-smuggling that has stagnated as crises in Sri Lanka, ­Afghanistan and Myanmar threaten to spill over into the region.

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