Refugee stares out to sea. Photo UNHCR & Shawn Baldwin

Updated: immigration snapshot

A new report on asylum seekers, refugees and human rights has been released today, aiming to give parliamentarians, key commentators and the community a clear understanding of the human rights issues that arise from Australia’s refugee and asylum...
Thursday 30 March 2017
Stock photo of asylum seeker boat

Commission cautiously welcomes US refugee deal

The Australian Human Rights Commission cautiously welcomes the Government’s announcement over the weekend of a refugee resettlement arrangement with the United States.Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull yesterday revealed Australia had struck a deal...
Monday 14 November 2016
Pathways to protection cover - UNHCR photo of mother and daughter

Pathways to Protection

A short article by President Gillian Triggs about the recent report by the Commission on alternatives to offshore processing.The recent high-level United Nations summit on refugees in New York has reignited debate about the best way to respond to...
Monday 26 September 2016
Pathways to Protection report cover © UNHCR/R. Arnold.

Commission offers alternatives to third country processing

The Australian Human Rights Commission has today released a report which outlines potential policy alternatives to the current model of third country processing and practical measures to strike a balance between protecting human rights and...
Wednesday 14 September 2016
Rows of tents for asylum seekers on Manus Island. Source: Department of Immigration and Border Protection, reproduced under a CC BY 2.0 license.

Commission welcomes PNG Court ruling

The Commission welcomes the ruling by the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea that the detention of refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island is illegal.
Tuesday 26 April 2016