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Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Commission

National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014: Discussion Paper

Why are we holding this inquiry? The purpose of this inquiry is to investigate the ways in which life in immigration detention affects the health, well-being and development of children. The inquiry will assess the impact on children by seeking the...
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Asylum seekers, refugees and human rights - Snapshot Report

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview – or ‘snapshot’ – of the key human rights issues that arise from Australia’s approach to asylum seekers and refugees who arrive by boat.
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Casenote: FKAG v Australia and MMM v Australia

The UN Human Rights Committee has found that the indefinite detention of 46 refugees with adverse security assessments was arbitrary and amounted to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights...
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Tell Me About: Bridging Visas for Asylum Seekers

1. What are bridging visas?Bridging visas are temporary visas which allow people to legally reside in the Australian community while they are applying for a longer term visa, appealing a decision relating to their visa, or making arrangements to...
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Human Rights standards for immigration detention

This publication, Human rights standards for immigration detention, sets out benchmarks for the humane treatment of people held in immigration detention