Inquiry hears Immigration Department pressured doctors to withdraw report showing alarming rates of mental health issues among children in detention - by Sarah Whyte for The Age

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Reports to the Inquiry into Children in Detention, continue to raise serious questions around the effect that incarceration is having on the mental and physical health of children.

During the third hearing of the inquiry into children in detention, Dr Peter Young revealed that the department had explicitly told International Health and Medical Services not to publish a report showing children in detention suffered very high levels of mental illness because of the harsh environment.

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