Commission welcomes improved gender reporting

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the Government’s reforms to the Workplace Gender Equality Act.The changes identify the need for useful and meaningful data to continue to be collected, while making sure that process is not too onerous...
Wednesday 25 February 2015

Governor-General to address racial discrimination conference

Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove will today address the RDA@40 Conference at the Australian Human Rights Commission in Sydney.Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane said the two day conference celebrates the 40th anniversary of...
Thursday 19 February 2015

7th Anniversary of the National Apology

On the anniversary of the National Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda has urged the Government to listen to communities and deliver on commitments.“Seven years ago...
Friday 13 February 2015

Children in detention: report released

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the tabling in Parliamentlast night of The Forgotten Children, the Report of the National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014.The Commission also welcomes the release of children in...
Thursday 12 February 2015

Continued investment is the only way to Close the Gap

The Close the Gap Campaign is urging the Federal Government to focus on greater access to primary health care services to detect, treat and manage chronic health conditions in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.Campaign Co-Chairs Mick...
Wednesday 11 February 2015

Commission welcomes Peter Greste’s release from prison

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the release of Australian journalist, Peter Greste.Mr Greste had served 400 days of a seven-year prison sentence in Egypt for allegedly spreading false news and aiding a terrorist organisation.He was...
Monday 2 February 2015

Conference to celebrate 40 years of the Racial Discrimination Act

The role of racial discrimination laws in responding to racism will be the focus of a conference next month hosted by the Australian Human Rights Commission.The RDA@40 Conference will be held in Sydney from 19-20 February 2015, bringing together an...
Thursday 29 January 2015

Rosie Batty Honoured

Rosie Batty HonouredJanuary 26, 2015The Australian Human Rights Commission warmly congratulates Rosie Batty on her selection as Australian of the Year.“She has taught us that out of tragedy and grief comes immense power - the power to positively...
Monday 26 January 2015

‘Invaluable support’ for anti-racism message from outgoing Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes

The Australian Human Rights Commission acknowledges the leadership of Adam Goodes in anti-racism and human rights, as he concludes his term as 2014 Australian of the Year.More than 325 organisations across Australia are official supporters of the...
Wednesday 21 January 2015

Reframing the free speech debate

Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson has released a collection of presentations from the Free Speech 2014 symposium held in Sydney earlier this year.The Free Speech 20 14 Symposium Papers Report sets out the merits and limitations of...
Wednesday 17 December 2014

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