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
cover of Forgotten Children Report

The Forgotten Children – 1 year on

It’s been a year since the Commission’s National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014 produced its findings and recommendations in The Forgotten Children report.The report revealed that the prolonged, mandatory detention of asylum...
Thursday 11 February 2016
Wickham Point detention centre

New report: experts reveal alarming impact of detention on children

A medical team led by the Australian Human Rights Commission has uncovered concerning evidence about the mental and physical health of children held at the Wickham Point detention facility in Darwin. The Commission is very concerned that these are...
Thursday 4 February 2016
Girl crying - drawing by child in immigration detention

Human rights obligations remain despite High Court ruling

The Australian Human Rights Commission affirms that today’s High Court decision does not alter Australia’s international obligations towards people seeking asylum.“The High Court has confirmed that third country processing is lawful under our...
Wednesday 3 February 2016
Gillian Triggs receives Daily Life Woman of the Year Award from Rosie Batty

Gillian Triggs named 2015 Woman of the Year

The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, has been named the Daily Life 2015 Woman of the Year.The award, now in its fourth year, celebrates women who have gone above and beyond to inspire, influence or...
Monday 7 December 2015

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