During lockdown, many of us – myself included – have become even more reliant on our mobile phones. They have kept us in contact with parents, children and grandchildren, our colleagues and friends during this difficult time.
This year’s Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture was given by award-winning author Thomas Keneally AO, one of Australia's best known and most prolific writers and an Ambassador for the Asylum Seeker Centre.
The lecture, entitled ‘The Moveable Feast – Australia and race hate as experienced in the lifetime as an observer’ explored the history of race relations in Australia as seen through the author’s eyes over the last several decades.
The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling on the Federal Government to urgently transfer any seriously unwell asylum seeker children – and their families – from Nauru to Australia.
The Commission notes several recent cases where the Federal Court of Australia has consistently found the health care services currently available on Nauru did not meet the needs of children with complex physical and mental health conditions.
A law that would retrospectively make hundreds of asylum seekers ‘unauthorised maritime arrivals,’ is inconsistent with human rights principles, the Human Rights Commissioner has told a Senate Committee.
Commissioner Edward Santow on Monday made oral submissions to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee about the Migration (Validation of Port Appointment) Bill 2018.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has released the reports of its inspections of the Adelaide Immigration Transit Accommodation (AITA) and Perth Immigration Detention Centre (PIDC) facilities.
The AITA and PIDC are small facilities, each with a maximum capacity of fewer than 50 people. They are intended to be used for short-term detention, such as in cases where a person is due to be rapidly removed from Australia.
SummaryThe Australian Human Rights Commission makes this submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Migration in its inquiry into ‘review processes associated with visa cancellations made on criminal grounds’.
The Australian Human Rights Commission makes this submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Migration in its inquiry into ‘review processes associated with visa cancellations made on criminal grounds’.
1. The Australian Human Rights Commission makes this submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee in relation to its inquiry into the Australian Government’s Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2015 (Cth) (Bill).
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 with ministers about children in detention issues.