2011 News: High Court decision provides better outcome for unaccompanied...

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomed today’s High Court decision that clarifies the responsibilities of the Minister for Immigration as guardian of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in Australia.
Wednesday 31 August 2011

2011 News: Deadline is looming – hurry to get nominations in

Nominations are closing on 9 September for the 2011 Human Rights Awards.          Commission President Catherine Branson QC said people should get their nominations in as soon as possible and not rely on the deadline being extended.
Wednesday 24 August 2011

2011 News: Conditions inside facility ok but detainees still distressed

Commission President Catherine Branson QC says detainees inside the Inverbrackie Alternative Place of Detention are anxious and distressed but that the conditions in the facility itself are of an acceptable standard.
Tuesday 23 August 2011

2011 News: Pacific solution must not be reintroduced

Commission President Catherine Branson QC said she was concerned that the Government’s announcement about Manus Island may herald a return to the so-called ‘Pacific Solution’. “When the Manus Island detention centre was operating between 2001 and...
Monday 22 August 2011

Deadline is approaching for media award

“Journalists and others working in the media are central players in shaping Australia’s national identity and increasing our understanding of human rights,” Commission President Catherine Branson QC said.
Wednesday 17 August 2011