Children's advocate visits Pontville teenagers

Ms Ashford will spend several hours talking with detainees.
Tasmania's Children's Commissioner is to visit teenage asylum seekers at the Pontville Detention Centre.
About 85 unaccompanied teenagers, arrived at the Pontville Detention Centre, north of Hobart in late January.

At the time, the Commissioner for Children, Aileen Ashford, asked the Immigration Department to let her visit the centre.
The commissioner's office says that visit has now been approved and Ms Ashford will spend several hours at the facility today.
Asylum seeker support groups say there have been no reports of detainees self-harming, but say most have only been in detention for a short while.
The Children's Commissioner will speak to detainees with help from an Immigration Department interpreter.
Ms Ashford is expected to talk publicly about her visit later this week.
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