Category: HRC Report: Children in Detention

The use of force in immigration detention facilities

A publication of the Australian Human Rights Foundation The Migration Amendment (Maintaining the Good Order of Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2015 (the Bill) would give increased power to ‘authorised officers’ to use force against people (including asylum seekers) in immigration…

Gillian Triggs lecture in full

Many Canberra RAC members were unable to get into the Alice Tay Lecture join Law and Human Rights at Old Parliament House yesterday because they were turned away. For this reason i am posting this link to her lecture in…

Amnesty International slams Australia for its asylum Seeker Policies

In a scathing report, global rights group Amnesty International says the world is facing the worst refugee crisis since World War II – and Australia is deliberately pushing the issue out of the public’s sight. With conflicts raging from the…

Extraordinary new bill threatens whistle blowers with jail terms

Somayra Ismailjee, New Matilda A seemingly mundane bill, [The Australian Border Force Bill 2015] passed by the senate last week could have serious implications for those trying to blow the whistle on the Department of Immigration…… Part 6 of the…

A review into Morrisons Immigration Excesses

THE DRUM, MIKE STEKETEE Scott Morrison’s determination to cement his reputation as the hard man of the Abbott Government led him to repatedly ignore due process and seize on unverified information coming out of Nauru and Manus Island, writes Mike…

Accusations of political bias do not hold up: Gillian Triggs responds to her critics

(SMH, 16 Feb “Don’t shoot the messenger says Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs) Since the report was provided to the government last October, the commission has been subject to the criticism that it is politically biased. Why, critics have…

Nick Greiner: Australia should join the rest of the civilised world and scrap the children in detention policy

Its pleasing to see that Nick Greiner has joined the ranks of other Liberal and ex Liberal leaders, in what Nicole Hasham describes as “a withering attack on the Abbott government’s “abhorrent” practice of locking up children in immigration detention”…