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The inquiry was sparked by the illegal detention of mentally ill Australian resident Cornelia Rau. (Click image for ABC Story)

The inquiry was sparked by the illegal detention of mentally ill Australian resident Cornelia Rau

The Federal Government may compensate as many as 191 people for wrongfully holding them in immigration detention centres, a parliamentary hearing has been told.

A Government ombudsman last year reported that 247 Australian citizens, permanent residents and legal visa holders were incorrectly detained by the Immigration Department between 1993 and 2007.

The inquiry was sparked by the illegal detention of mentally ill Australian resident Cornelia Rau for more than 10 months in 2004/5 and the deportation of Australian citizen Vivian Solon to the Philippines.

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Written by Greg Naylor

21 October 2008 at 9:28 pm

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