Child Drawing from Manus Island detention centre. 'My mum is crying and I am sad'. Image credit: Flickr GreensMPs

We can't 'outsource' our moral obligations to these people

This story appeared as an opinion piece in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 22 February 2014. Events on Manus Island have graphically and tragically brought to the attention of the Australian public the inappropriateness of the...
Saturday 22 February 2014
Tents in Manus Island detention centre

Time to rethink offshore processing of asylum seekers

While the facts are unclear about how the violence at Manus Island detention centre began, the Commission has reiterated its position that asylum seekers who arrive in Australia should not be sent to third countries for processing. Asylum seekers...
Thursday 20 February 2014

Bipartisan support for health equality by 2030

“Our nation is at its best when it comes together in shared spirit of achievement and a shared desire to achieve a common goal,” said Close the Gap Campaign Co-Chair and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda.On...
Thursday 20 February 2014
Laura John

Children's Commissioner welcomes Australia's Youth Representative to...

As the National Children’s Commissioner, I know how satisfying it is to meet and represent children and young people around the country. Some (including me) believe it’s the best job in the world. This year, Laura John will get the chance to have a...
Wednesday 19 February 2014
Human Rights Commissioner, Mr Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson joins Human Rights Commission

Former Institute of Public Affairs policy director, Tim Wilson, joins the Australian Human Rights Commission on Tuesday as Human Rights Commissioner.The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, said Commissioner...
Monday 17 February 2014