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Statement on ending offshore processing in PNG

The Australian Human Rights Commission acknowledges the Federal Government’s announcement that it will stop the offshore processing of asylum seekers on Papua New Guinea at the end of 2021. The Commission notes that people who were transferred to PNG for processing who do not agree to be transferred...

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Commission statement on Australia’s response to Afghanistan crisis

A statement from the Australian Human Rights Commission: The Australian Human Rights Commission has serious concerns about the human rights situation in Afghanistan, heightened by the attacks on Kabul airport overnight, and the corresponding impacts on the Afghan diaspora in Australia.

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Immigration detention and human rights

Last updated 6 January 2016 The human rights of people who are in immigration detention are of special concern to the Commission. Liberty is a fundamental human right, recognised in major human rights instruments to which Australia is a party, including the International Covenant on Civil and...