Children in Detention press conference

‘Locking up children taints us all’, says Commission President

The Australian Human Rights Commission has called for all children held in immigration detention in Australia and Nauru to be released into the community.The recommendation was made in The Forgotten Children: National Inquiry into Children in...
Thursday 12 February 2015
Mummy is crying and I am sad. Drawing by child in immigration detention in Australia, 2014

Commission urges detained children be released into the community

As President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, I welcome the news that the Minister for Immigration has agreed to release all children and their families from detention before Christmas.Having seen first-hand the damage that detention does...
Friday 5 December 2014
Children's drawing of a child behind bars

5th Hearing Announced - Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention

On Tuesday, 9 September 2014, the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, will be convening a fifth public hearing of the National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention, in Sydney.The witness to appear...
Thursday 4 September 2014
Children's drawing of sad face crying

Media Statement - Children in Immigration Detention

The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, warmly welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison, that children under the age of 10 and their families will be...
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Christmas Island detention centre

New Mothers on Suicide Watch at Christmas Island

The Australian Human Rights Commission holds grave concerns for the welfare of asylum seekers, particularly mothers and children on Christmas Island after visiting detainees for a second time as part of its National Inquiry into Children in...
Thursday 24 July 2014

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