Aus Human Rights Commission disturbed by govt interference

From , 5:04 am on 26 June 2017

The outgoing president of the Australian Human Rights Commission says being barred by the government from its offshore detention centres is deeply disturbing.

Professor Gillian Triggs finishes her controversial term as president at the end of July.

During her five year tenure, Ms Triggs was at

tacked by the government after launching an inquiry into children held in immigration detention.

She told Ben Robinson Drawbridge that asylum seekers detained on Manus Island could be being illegally sent back to the countries they fled.

Professor Gillian Triggs

Professor Gillian Triggs Photo: Australian Human Rights Commission