Female workers in a garment factory. Wikimedia Commons Marlssa Orton

Coalition of organisations unite against modern slavery

A diverse group of leaders from the Australian business community, civil society, the religious community and academia has come together to release a Statement of Support for the development of legislation to combat modern slavery.The Human Rights...
Tuesday 31 October 2017

Introductory remarks at Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture 2017

Welcome to the Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture 2017. The lecture is an annual event of the Australian Human Rights Commission, providing an opportunity for reflection on the state of race relations.Tonight’s lecture, the third such lecture, honours the...
Tuesday 31 October 2017

Rural and Remote Mental Health Conference 2017

 Notre Dame University,88 Guy Street, BroomeJune OscarAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice CommissionerAustralian Human Rights CommissionFriday 27 October 2017Acknowledgements[Introduction in Bunuba]Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa...
Friday 27 October 2017

Intersex Awareness Day

October 26 marks Intersex Awareness Day.“Over the last 12 months, it has become increasingly clear that we need to do more to protect the human rights of people with intersex variations in Australia,” said Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow.The...
Thursday 26 October 2017
June Oscar addressing Senate Estimates 2017

Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar addresses Senate Estimates

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar has told a senate estimates hearing she's proud and honoured to be the first Indigenous women to take on the role.The Bunuba woman from the Kimberley region of Western...
Wednesday 25 October 2017
Photos and logos of shortlist for the Racism. It Stops With Me award

Commission announces shortlist for the Racism. It Stops With Me award

The Commission will announce finalists for the remaining seven categories of the Human Rights Awards over the coming weeksJudges for the 2017 Human Rights Awards have selected five finalists for the Racism. It Stops With Me award.Clinton Pryor, who...
Wednesday 25 October 2017
Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner 2017

Eliminating Everyday Sexism

The Male Champions of Change coalition has released a new report called "We Set The Tone: Eliminating Everyday Sexism". The report aims to identify what everyday sexism looks like and what impact it has on employees, on career advancement and...
Tuesday 24 October 2017
Person in a wheelchair entering a bus with a carer

Disability discrimination at top of Commission complaints data

Discrimination on the grounds of disability is the most frequent concern for people who enquire about their human rights or who lodge complaints about breaches of those rights, according to new figures from the Australian Human Rights Commission.The...
Monday 23 October 2017
Previous winners of the Human Rights Medal and Awards

Awards tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 30th Human Rights Awards to be held in Sydney on Friday, 8 December 2017. What better way to recognise the individuals and organisations that are dedicated to human rights and celebrate their achievements!Each year,...
Thursday 19 October 2017
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Australia adds its human rights expertise to UN Council

Australia’s election to the United Nations Human Rights Council acknowledges the expertise and leadership Australia brings to international human rights, according to the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Rosalind Croucher....
Tuesday 17 October 2017