FactCheck Q&A: Has the number of asylum seeker children in detention declined? October 21, 2015 Following claims made by politicians on the ABC’s Q&A on October 12 about the numbers of asylum seeker children in detention under the current Coalition government and the former ALP government, The Conversation asked the School of Law’s Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny to check the assertions. In the article, Professor Kenny assesses whether the number of asylum seeking children in Nauru declined from 2000 to 104 since the Coalition took office. She also checks whether children in detention were ‘languishing’ when the ALP was in power, or whether they were processed out of detention quickly. Professor Kenny’s analysis of the claims can be read here. Her assessments were reviewed by Dr Robyn Sampson, a research fellow at Swinburne University of Technology. Print This Post Media contact: Jo Manning Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Experts, school of law Tags: abc q&a, asylum seeker children, children detention australia, conversation, mary anne kenny, murdoch law, murdoch school of law, nauru asylum seekers, qanda, robyn sampson, swinburne university of technology, the conversation Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!