Gillian Triggs, and Padma Raman (ED) of the Australian Human Rights Commission with key staff of Deloitte who worked on the project

‘Magna Carta: The Story of Our Freedom’ wins coveted Good Design Award

The Australian Human Rights Commission and Deloitte Consulting have won the 2017 Good Design Award for best overall digital design for ‘Magna Carta: The Story of Our Freedom.’The Australian Human Rights Commission worked with Deloitte’s Narrative...
Thursday 15 June 2017

2017 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum

 Thursday 15 June 2017Swanston Room, Melbourne Town Hall,Cnr. Swanston and Collins Streets,Melbourne. 3000(NOTE:  Check Against Delivery)Introduction• Acknowledge traditional owners Wurundjeri Peoples of the Kulin Nation.• Thank Dr John Chesterman...
Thursday 15 June 2017
Older person in wheelchair

Australia takes steps to end elder abuse

As the world marks Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Commission is reminding all Australians that they have a responsibility to recognise and report elder abuse and neglect in whatever form it's taking place. 
Thursday 15 June 2017

Sydney Town Hall: Australians of the Year 2017

 CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYSydney Town Hall: Australians of the Year 2017It is wonderful to see so many of you here tonight to celebrate these four great  Australians of the year and to learn about their vision for human rights in the future.Thank you...
Wednesday 14 June 2017

Human rights and loving your country

Speech given to Hurlstone Agricultural High School Assembly, Sydney[Edited transcript]Good Morning Hurlstonians, Principal Currie, staff, students. Much has changed at Hurlstone since I was a student here, but some things remain the same. Certainly...
Tuesday 13 June 2017
Photo of Gillian Triggs with text Celebrating our human rights champions"

President calls for Awards nominations

Once again, Australia is preparing to celebrate our human rights champions, but we need your help!We’re asking you to nominate inspiring individuals, organisations, businesses or community groups who’ve made positive contributions to human rights....
Friday 9 June 2017

Progress and power

Speech given to Progress 2017 conference, Melbourne[Edited transcript]Thank you very much for that introduction, Anita. Can I also begin by acknowledging the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we...
Thursday 8 June 2017

Of bedrooms and bodies: law reform in relation to sexual orientation, gender...

Speech given to NSW Bar Association  (B/174 Phillip St, Sydney)CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYAcknowledgements• Gadigal people of the Aeora nation;• Dr Sarah Pritchard SC (Chair, Human Rights Committee, NSW Bar Association);• Prof Andrew Byrnes (discussant)....
Tuesday 6 June 2017
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Have courage. We can’t wait another 50 years to be heard: Commissioner Oscar...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar has delivered a landmark speech linking Constitutional reform and a treaty with Australia’s First Peoples to the “unfinished business of the 1967 Referendum and the Mabo...
Tuesday 6 June 2017
Muslim Calendar

Iftar fundamentally repudiates violence and hatred

Speaking at an Iftar dinner hosted by the Victorian Parliament, Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has described Australia’s commitment to multiculturalism as “stronger than the fear of difference; stronger than hatred; stronger than violence.”...
Tuesday 6 June 2017

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