Death on Christmas Island

On Saturday morning (November 7) the Department was advised of the escape of an illegal maritime arrival from Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre (CI IDC) by service provider staff.

The matter was referred to the Australian Federal Police who commenced a search and discovered a deceased person today (November 8).

CI IDC remains calm and support services are available to all detainees and staff.

As this matter is now subject to a coronial inquiry the Department will not be commenting further at this time.

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