Abbott: Human Rights Commission should be ashamed

The prime minister says the report is a “blatantly partisan” exercise and that “the human rights commission ought to be ashamed of itself,” he told Fairfax Radio this morning.

“Where was the Human Rights Commission when hundreds of people were drowning at sea? Where was the Human Rights Commission when there were almost 2000 children in detention?” he asked.

The commission’s 10-month inquiry found prolonged immigration detention caused significant mental and

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