Minister announces intellectually disabled woman detained in Perth to be moved into community care

December 23, 2013

The Immigration Minister has announced an intellectually disabled woman who is being detained in Perth will be reunited with her family and moved into community detention.

The woman is being held at an immigration facility with her father, while her mother and three other siblings are on Christmas Island.

Scott Morrison says he made the decision after receiving an independent psychiatric assessment of the woman.

Mr Morrison says his department believes moving the woman and her family into community detention is the best course of action for her care.

The move is expected to happen within a fortnight.



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