Once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix places of detention

Australia's ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) could be the single most positive step in a generation towards protecting the human rights of detainees, according to Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow...
Tuesday 19 September 2017
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous health response 'woeful' says UN investigator

The Close the Gap Campaign urges Australian governments to act on the recommendations of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.Special Rapporteur, Ms Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, said it is “woefully inadequate” that,...
Monday 18 September 2017
Post War Education - photo by Richard Wainwright 2011. School boys walk through traditional African village, their crisp unforms contrasting with the colours of the grasslands

Photo comp asks people of all ages to focus on home

Budding photographers of all ages and skills are encouraged to enter the 2017 Human Rights Photography Competition, which this year focusses on the experiences of people at home.As former diplomat and US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt once observed, “...
Monday 18 September 2017

Elder Financial Abuse—Insights from the ALRC's Elder Abuse Inquiry

n 2002, the World Health Organization said that preventing elder abuse in an ageing world is ‘everybody’s business’.[1] In finishing our report, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response, we wanted to make this ‘everybody’s responsibility’
Sunday 17 September 2017

Affinity Intercultural Foundation

Affinity Intercultural FoundationLunch time lecture“Will you still need me”Thursday 14 September 2017Event 11:30am – 2:00pm(Check against delivery)Affinity Intercultural FoundationSuite 501, Level 5, 51-57 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000Acknowledge...
Thursday 14 September 2017

Future of Work Series: You can’t change what you can’t see

Audrey Page & AssociatesFuture of Work Series: You can’t change what you can’t seeWednesday 13 September 2017Event start: 6pm for 6:30pm(Check against delivery)10-12 Kensington St, Chippendale NSW 2000IntroductionsAcknowledge traditional owners...
Wednesday 13 September 2017

10th Anniversary of the UN General Assembly adopting the UN Declaration on the...

[Introduction in Bunuba]Jalangurru garrwarri balanggarri.Good afternoon everyone.Thank you Violet Sheridan for your warm welcome to country.I would like to begin by acknowledging your people, the Ngunnawal people, the Traditional Owners of the land...
Wednesday 13 September 2017
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Commissioner urges Government action on UN Declaration

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar, has urged the Federal Government to act on the recommendations of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.Commissioner Oscar said the Government...
Tuesday 12 September 2017
Australian Human Rights Commission, free and equal

Human Rights Commissioner supports equality

The Australian Human Rights Commission encourages all eligible Australians to participate in the upcoming postal survey on marriage equality.Today’s High Court decision enables the postal survey to proceed. Australia's Human Rights Commissioner,...
Thursday 7 September 2017
Celebrating the marriage of Curtis Yee and John Berry

What the law allows: discrimination and the SDA

Discussions about marriage equality often lead to questions about anti-discrimination law and religious freedom. Here's how the Sex Discrimination Act currently balances religious freedom and protection from discrimination.It is generally unlawful...
Friday 1 September 2017