Abbott slams report on health of children in detention

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has savaged a report into the health of children in immigration detention, accusing the Australian Human Rights Commission of a "blatantly partisan" exercise.

"The human rights commission ought to be ashamed of itself," he told Fairfax Radio on Thursday.

"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?"

The commission has called for a royal commission after