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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.