Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre white compound

Commission releases immigration detention inspection reports

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released the reports of its inspections of the Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre (CIIDC) and Brisbane Immigration Transit Accommodation (BITA) facilities.These reports follow the Commission’s...
Tuesday 20 November 2018
Refugee Children on Nauru - photo credit World Vision

Children in Nauru

By National Children’s Commissioner Megan MitchellI recently met with some of the families and children transferred from Nauru to Australia for health reasons.I have seen first-hand the impacts of indefinite detention on the wellbeing of these...
Tuesday 30 October 2018
Refugee Children on Nauru - photo credit World Vision

Media Statement - Children on Nauru

The Australian Human Rights Commission urges the Australian Government to address growing concern about the health and wellbeing of refugees and asylum seekers subject to third country processing.The Commission acknowledges that the Australian...
Tuesday 23 October 2018
Refugee Children on Nauru - photo credit World Vision

Commission calls for seriously ill Nauru children to be transferred

The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling on the Federal Government to urgently transfer any seriously unwell asylum seeker children – and their families – from Nauru to Australia. The Commission notes several recent cases where the Federal...
Wednesday 5 September 2018
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Changes to asylum seekers’ rights not justified: Commissioner

A law that would retrospectively make hundreds of asylum seekers ‘unauthorised maritime arrivals,’ is inconsistent with human rights principles, the Human Rights Commissioner has told a Senate Committee.Commissioner Edward Santow on Monday made oral...
Tuesday 4 September 2018

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