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Operation Sovereign Borders monthly update: October 2022

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25th November 2022

​This statement provides an update on Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) activities related to the reception and processing of unauthorised maritime arrivals (UMAs)*.

The reporting period is from 01 October 2022 to 31 October 2022.​

During this reporting period:​

  • There were no new UMAs;

  • No UMAs were transferred from Australia to a regional processing country, either as new arrivals or returning after temporary purpose in Australia;

  • No UMAs voluntarily returned to their country of origin from a regional processing country;

  • Less than five UMAs transferred from a regional processing country to Australia for medical purposes or were an accompanying family member;

  • No UMAs were removed voluntarily to their country of origin from Australia and no UMAs were involuntarily removed from Australia to their country of origin;

  • Sixteen UMAs were resettled in a third country (10 from the cohort temporarily in Australia and six direct from Nauru).

UMAs under regional processing arrangements in Nauru are not in detention; all persons reside in community accommodation, with no restrictions on their movement. The processing of UMA protection claims is a matter for the Government of Nauru.

*These statistics reference UMAs who arrived on or after 19 July 2013.


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