Migration (Approved Activities) Instrument (LIN 20/053) 2020 dated 25 September 2020 [“the Instrument”] specifies approved activities when voluntarily engaged in by detainees in Immigration Detention.
The approved activities include activities for personal purposes such as gardening, cleaning, or painting; cooking and food preparation; community activities; educational classes and activities; computer activities; arts or crafts; excursions; religious services and cultural activities; and recreational activities such as games, physical fitness activities, reading, music, sport and sporting competitions, and television and movies. Engagement by detainees in any of the approved activities
will not be considered to be performing work in breach of paragraph 235(3) of the Migration Act 1958.
According to Section 2 of the Instrument, it comes into effect from 01 October 2020, i.e., the day after its registration on the Federal Register of Legislation.
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