"It's very, very clear that we do not approve the changes," Gillian Triggs told the inquiry.
Michael Koziol is a journalist with Fairfax Media.
""Inciting hatred against any part of the Australian community is always dangerous," Malcolm Turnbull said.
As the Turnbull government prepared to pass a clutch of welfare cuts late on Wednesday night, Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie rose to her feet, her eyes welling and her voice shaking with rage.
"This is an assault on every democracy, every parliament, every free nation," Malcolm Turnbull said.
"I can't believe it. It's made my day. God bless him."
The Turnbull government is poised to cave to pressure from the Senate crossbench and split its childcare reforms from the contentious "omnibus" savings package, in an attempt to salvage the childcare bill and limited cuts to welfare.
The two Australians were expected to be deported on Wednesday's flight to Australia.
Australia is not pursuing negotiations with any other countries for the resettlement of refugees on Nauru and Manus Island, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has revealed.
Crossbenchers are threatening to derail the government's number one legislative priority before the budget.
A 92-year-old war veteran and great-grandfather who has lived in Australia for 10 years is facing deportation back to Britain after being denied a visa and told he would be a financial burden on the health system.