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

2011 News: Mental health a major concern at Curtin

Commission President Catherine Branson QC has raised serious concerns about the mental health impacts of indefinite detention on people held at the Curtin Immigration Detention Centre.
Thursday 29 September 2011

2011 News: Need to reform immigration detention system

Australia’s system of mandatory, prolonged and indefinite detention should be reformed, the  Australian Human Rights Commission has said in its submission to the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Immigration Detention Network.
Wednesday 14 September 2011

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