Posts Tagged ‘Violation of human rights ratification’

The government and opposition have rejected a bid to open the offshore detention centres on Nauru and Papua New Guinea for inspection by the Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner.They have also blocked an attempt to give the Australian media the same access to the centres it has to mainland and Christmas Island detention facilities.Labor Senator Kate Lundy told the Senate on Thursday that enshrining independent inspection rights in Australian law would undermine the independence and authority of sovereign nations. Read full report via http://m.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/mainland-excised-from-australias-migration-zone-20130516-2joee.html