The Annual David Simmons Address

The Annual David Simmons Address - CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYAustralian Association of Gerontology (AAG) and National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)Ageing and AdvocacyThursday 31 August 2017Event 3:00pm to 4:30pmSpeech start: 3:30pmSpeak for 45 min...
Thursday 31 August 2017
Wear it Purple group shot

Wear it Purple tells young people to feel safe and proud

The Australian Human Rights Commission today celebrates Wear it Purple Day in support of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people.Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow said Wear it Purple sends an important message to young LGBTI...
Friday 25 August 2017
Bus Stop Films winner of 2016 Community Award

Community focus for Human Rights Awards: nominate now

For more than eight years, a small non-profit organisation called Bus Stop Films has helped build the life skills of people with an intellectual disability by making films for and about people from diverse backgrounds and abilities and offering...
Thursday 24 August 2017

How to respond to the upswing in racism

Where does hatred come from? And how must we respond? These are questions many have been asking during the past week.
Wednesday 23 August 2017

RightsTalk Aug 2017: Authors Rusty Young & Kelly B Nicholls

Introduced and hosted by Commission President, Emeritus Prof. Rosalind Croucher.Rusty Young is the author of the international bestseller 'Marching Powder', the true story of an English drug smuggler in Bolivia’s notorious San Pedro Prison. Rusty,...
Tuesday 22 August 2017
University students in lecture theatre

Setting the record straight: Change the Course

By Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate JenkinsRecently, the Australian Human Rights Commission released a landmark report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.The Change the course report came after years of work by...
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Racism. It Stops With Me

Award recognises anti-racism work: nominate now

Individuals, community groups, councils, schools, clubs and corporates, take note: if you have taken a stand against racial discrimination, please nominate for the 2017 Racism. It Stops With Me award.Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim...
Wednesday 16 August 2017

Setting the record straight: Change the Course

Last week, the Australian Human Rights Commission released a landmark report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.The Change the course report came after years of work by students groups, advocates and journalists to...
Wednesday 16 August 2017
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Proposed modern slavery legislation ‘a good first step’

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has welcomed a Federal Government proposal to legislate against modern slavery.Commissioner Santow said Government plans to require large businesses to report annually on their actions to address modern...
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Nominations Deadline Extended - celebrating those who champion human rights and equality

Commission extends deadline for Awards nominations

The Australian Human Rights Commission today announced it is extending the deadline for nominations for this year’s Human Rights Awards to 4 September 2017.Commission President, Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher, urged individuals, businesses and...
Monday 14 August 2017

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