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
Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission

Commission responds to detention changes on Nauru

The Australian Human Rights Commission today repeats its call for the Federal Government to end the detention of asylum seekers on Nauru and for them to be returned to Australia for processing.The call comes after the announcement that the Nauru...
Friday 9 October 2015
Refugee Week - a message from Gillian Triggs

Refugee Week – a message from Gillian Triggs

Refugee Week is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the major contribution that refugees make to Australia. Since World War Two Australia has provided protection to over 800,000 refugees.These refugees have managed to overcome significant obstacles...
Monday 15 June 2015
Gillian Triggs and medical experts at launch of Forgotten Children Report, 12 Feb 2015

Senate Estimates February 2015

The Commission appeared at a Senate Estimates hearing of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on February 24.President Gillian Triggs tabled a letter she sent to the Senate Committee on 10 December 2014 that set out a timeline of meetings...
Friday 27 February 2015