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Immigration

Reports of complaints relating to immigration detention

Wednesday 10 July, 2013

 

Reports of complaints under the AHRC Act

The Commission can inquire into complaints of breaches of human rights under the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth) (AHRC Act).

When the Commission receives a complaint of an alleged breach of human rights the Commission will attempt to resolve the complaint through conciliation.

Speeches, events and media about immigration detention, asylum seekers and refugees

Wednesday 10 July, 2013

 

Refugees with adverse security assessments page

Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Immigration detention statistics

Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Alternatives to detention

Tuesday 9 July, 2013

 

Children in immigration detention page

Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Transfer of asylum seekers to third countries page

Monday 8 July, 2013

The Commission's role

Monday 8 July, 2013

Asylum seekers, refugees and people in immigration detention

Over the last decade the Commission has worked to promote and protect the human rights of asylum seekers, refugees, and people in immigration detention. This work has included:

Passage of the ‘Excision Bill’ undermines human rights

The Australian Human Rights Commission has expressed disappointment that the Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012 has been passed today.

This legislation extends the system of third country processing to all asylum seekers who arrive by boat anywhere in Australia. It effectively prevents those people from having their refugee claims assessed in Australia, unless the Minister for Immigration makes a personal decision to exempt them from transfer to a third country.