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There are around 1,100 asylum seekers detained within the offshore processing centre, which has been heavily criticised by human rights groups over conditions there. Photograph: Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images The government of Nauru has blocked a
The Australian Human Rights Commission is conducting an inquiry into Australia's practice of placing asylum seeker children in detention. Following a visit to Christmas Island's detention facilities in March, the president of the Human Rights
Mr Wilson's comments put him on a collision course with the rest of the Human Rights Commission, to which Attorney-General George Brandis controversially appointed him late last year on a $325,000-a-year wage. At the time, Senator Brandis made it
Lecturer, School of Law, at Australian Catholic University Federal attorney-general George Brandis wants to champion a classical liberal' approach to human rights, but what does this actually mean? AAP/Daniel Munoz Tim Wilson, Australia's Human
Getty Images Cricket Australia has done a dramatic about-face and joined the four major football codes in moving towards adopting anti-homophobia policy...The reason provided to Bingham Cup was that it "did not have enough time" to consider the draft
every government has at some point deserved criticism for breaching human rights. Photo: Sharon Tisdale The election of the Abbott government has led some people to put aside thoughts of human rights reform.
Professorial Fellow at University of Canberra Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has passionately defended Section 18c of the racial discrimination act. www.humanrights.gov.au Members of the Human Rights Commission are sharply at
When his bed still hadn't arrived after eight weeks, he contacted the bedding company to make a complaint...Instead he was subjected to racial slurs and shocking customer service when he was accidentally sent a derogatory email from a manager at The
00 Questions about Australia's legal responsibility to asylum seekers detained on Manus Island have arisen after one asylum seeker was killed and others were critically injured during a violent overnight confrontation in the detention centre on
Fairfax Media reported in November 2010 that the children went to the eight-metre pond because there was no fresh piped water at the resettlement site in Battambang province. When Hut Hoeub fell in his sister tried to save him but they both drowned.