Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre - Commons photo

AHRC releases report on Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released the findings of its inspections of the Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre (MIDC) and the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) detention facilities.The Commission has previously...
Wednesday 11 October 2017
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