Right to merits review for refugees

The Commission has urged the federal Government to adopt two of the recommendations made by the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs in its report on the Migration and Security Legislation Amendment (Review of Security...
Friday 3 May 2013

Complaints from asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island

The Solicitor-General of Australia has recently provided advice on the jurisdiction of the Commission in relation to complaints from asylum seekers detained on Nauru and Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. Accordingly, the Commission wishes to clarify...
Wednesday 6 March 2013

Bridging visas are more humane

The Commission has welcomed the announcement that bridging visas will be granted to an initial group of asylum seekers who arrived in Australia by boat.
Friday 25 November 2011

Commission to inquire into the treatment of suspected people smugglers who say...

Commission President Catherine Branson QC has announced she will hold an inquiry into the treatment of suspected people smugglers who claim to be children.
Monday 21 November 2011

Commission applauds decision to process asylum seekers on the mainland (2011...

“For a long time we have said that asylum seekers should be able to live in the community while their refugee claims are processed,” Commission President Catherine Branson QC said.
Friday 14 October 2011