Rugby. #StandUp to Racism

Separated by a wall, two opposing rugby fans talk racism, sledging and trade jibes. Find out what happens when the wall that divides them comes down.More resources at https://itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au
Monday 13 November 2017
June Oscar with UNSW's Dr Darryl Cronin

Australia at a crossroads in Indigenous affairs

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar has urged Australians to write to the Prime Minister to reconsider the decision on an Indigenous voice to parliament.Commissioner Oscar spoke at the Practical Justice...
Friday 10 November 2017
United Nations

UN Human Rights Committee: report on Australia’s human rights record

On 9 November 2017, the United Nations Human Rights Committee released its concluding observations in its five-year review of Australia’s human rights record under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).While acknowledging...
Friday 10 November 2017
Community Individual Award 2017 - finalists

Finalists announced – Individual Community Award

Five outstanding Australians have been named as finalists for the 2017 Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual Award.“There are so many individuals working tirelessly to improve human rights in our communities,” said President of the...
Friday 10 November 2017

Practical Justice Initiative - Indigenous Lecture Series

  Practical Justice Initiative Indigenous Lecture SeriesUniversity of New South WalesJune OscarAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice CommissionerAustralian Human Rights CommissionThursday 9 November 2017Acknowledgements [Introduction...
Thursday 9 November 2017

Moral psychology and racism

Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency,Values and Ethics Annual Public LectureThursday 9 November 2017Edited transcriptHow do we respond to racism? This is a question I am often asked, and one that I reflect on everyday in my work. What,...
Thursday 9 November 2017
Unleashing the power of gender equality: Priorities of Kate Jenkins Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Unleashing the Power of Gender Equality

People often say change takes time, but change takes action.That’s the view of Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, who spoke at a PwC event in Sydney today, to release Unleashing the Power of Gender Equality.Commissioner Jenkins said the...
Wednesday 8 November 2017
2017 Media Award finalists - composite of photos and graphics

Media finalists for the 2017 Human Rights Awards announced

This year saw a substantial increase in the number of nominations for the Media Award.“The large number of nominations for the media category is testament to the strength of Australian journalism despite a rapidly changing media landscape.“It is...
Wednesday 8 November 2017
Man looking at sea

Australia and Papua New Guinea share responsibility for resolving Manus Island...

The Australian Human Rights Commission is concerned about the current situation for refugees and asylum seekers at the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre. The situation has been described by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (...
Wednesday 8 November 2017
Composite of photos of Young People's Human Rights Medal finalists 2017

2017 Young People's Medal finalists announced

A diverse range of finalists will be vying for the 2017 Young People’s Medal, with judges revealing their top five nominees.“I congratulate this outstanding group of young people for their dedication to advancing human rights,” said Commission...
Tuesday 7 November 2017

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