Four Inspiring Australians take centre stage

ABC presenter Annabel Crabb will tonight host a conversation with all four 2015 Australians of the Year in front of a full house audience at Sydney Town Hall.This year, for the first time in the history of the awards which were established in 1960,...
Monday 13 July 2015

Racism. It Stops With Me Award – Human Rights Awards nominations open

The Australian Human Rights Commission is proud to announce the creation of the ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ Award. “The new Award recognises an organisation which has made an extraordinary contribution to reducing or preventing racism in Australia,”...
Tuesday 7 July 2015

Public encouraged to participate in Willing to Work inquiry

The Australian Human Rights Commission is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability.  Consultation forums will...
Tuesday 30 June 2015

Commission welcomes progress on constitutional recognition

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda has welcomed the release of a joint parliamentary report on constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.The Final Report of the Joint Select...
Thursday 25 June 2015

New tool to promote social cohesion in local communities

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released Australia’s first comprehensive guide for local government to help build strong, socially cohesive communities.Building Social Cohesion in our Communities was launched today by Race Discrimination...
Wednesday 17 June 2015

Students celebrate 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta

Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson today launched new interactive educational resources to explain the importance of the Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary.The new resources were unveiled to students and staff at Red Hill Primary...
Monday 15 June 2015

New book to celebrate 40 years of the Racial Discrimination Act

Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane will tonight host a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Racial Discrimination Act, including the launch of his new book.“Tonight we will celebrate four decades of Australia’s first...
Thursday 11 June 2015

Urgent law reform needed to achieve equality before the law and government for LGBTI Australians

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Australia continue to face unjust state-sanctioned discrimination, unacceptable levels of violence, harassment and bullying and a lack of visibility of the issues that directly...
Wednesday 10 June 2015

Statement from Professor Gillian Triggs

President Australian Human Rights CommissionMy remarks in response to questions from the audience at  the Economic Development of Australia forum in Adelaide have been entirely misreported by some commentators.I was making the observation that any...
Friday 5 June 2015

Commission and AFL tackle racism

Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane has welcomed AFL's nenewed commitment to tackle racism in Australia.As the 2015 Toyota AFL Indigenous Round kicks off this week, star players from all 18 AFL clubs have pledged support for the...
Thursday 28 May 2015

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