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
UN in Geneva. Photo: Flickr

'Some improvement but more to do': Australia reports to UN

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has briefed the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva on Australia’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).“The Australian Human Rights Commission acknowledges some...
Tuesday 17 October 2017

Ahead of the Game: Recognising the Opportunities of our Ageing Population

IntroductionToday I would like to talk about the opportunities of our ageing population. I think it is fair to say that ageing tends to have a relatively low profile in conversations about diversity and opportunity. At times, compared with other...
Tuesday 17 October 2017

Not just Hollywood problem: 1 in 4 Australian women have been sexually harassed...

Over the past year, I have spoken with many women who have told me their personal accounts of being harassed in the workplace.I spoke to one hospital worker who was sexually harassed by a male patient, who indecently exposed himself to her. Instead...
Monday 16 October 2017

Practising courage

Speech to graduation ceremony, University of Technology, Sydney12 October 2017Check against deliveryWhat an honour it is to be joining you on this happy occasion. To all those graduating, my warmest congratulations. I hope you enjoy celebrating...
Thursday 12 October 2017
Commission President Rosalind Croucher speaking at IBA2017. Photo by Iain Miller

National Human Rights Commissions — what’s the point?

 International Bar AssociationSection on Public and Professional Interests12 October 2017SydneybyEmeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AMPresident, Australian Human Rights Commission [Professor Croucher spoke to this paper] ACKNOWLEDGMENTSAs the Head...
Thursday 12 October 2017
Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre - Commons photo

Commission reports on Melbourne immigration detention facilities

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released the findings of its inspections of the Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre (MIDC) and the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) detention facilities.The Commission has previously...
Wednesday 11 October 2017

The many faces of racism

UNESCO Chair Annual OrationAlfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Melbourne11 October 2017Check against delivery To the Wurundjeri people, may I acknowledge your traditional ownership of the land we meet, and...
Wednesday 11 October 2017