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Nominate your business in the Australian Human Rights Awards

Time is running out to nominate your business for the Australian Human Rights Commission’s annual Business Award.Australian Human Rights Commission President Professor Gillian Triggs said the annual award recognises and honours corporations that are...
Monday 1 September 2014

Time for a re-think on Budget Cuts to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anti-smoking Programs

Research published today in the Medical Journal of Australia confirms the view of the Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee that Federal Budget cuts to anti-smoking programs are likely to be detrimental to closing the gap in health inequality...
Monday 1 September 2014

Commission responds to National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No.1) 2014

The Australian Human Rights Commission recognises the need to modernise national security laws and, in its submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security,  the Commission supports in principle the National Security...
Saturday 30 August 2014 to Monday 1 September 2014

Human rights and freedoms: what matters to you?

Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson, will visit suburban, regional and remote areas around Australia in the coming months to ask Australians what they think about rights and freedoms.The Commissioner’s Rights & Responsibilities...
Wednesday 27 August 2014

Last chance to nominate a human rights hero

Time is running out to submit your nomination for the 2014 Australian Human Rights Awards which close on 12 September 2014.Australian Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs said the awards recognise the outstanding contributions of...
Tuesday 26 August 2014

Constitutional recognition referendum in 2015

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda has urged the Government to move forward with the process of recognising Indigenous Australians in the Constitution.Commissioner Gooda will tonight deliver the Nulungu...
Thursday 21 August 2014

MEDIA STATEMENT - Children in Immigration Detention

The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, warmly welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison, that children under the age of 10 and their families will be...
Tuesday 19 August 2014

Older workers the focus of new campaign

Age Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan will launch the Power of Oldness with the Minsiter for Employment, Senator Eric Abetz in Sydney today.The Power of Oldness is a web campaign aimed to raise awareness about the value of workers over the age...
Monday 18 August 2014

NRL dedicates weekend round to Close the Gap

The National Rugby League (NRL) round 23 this weekend is dedicated to Close the Gap, Australia’s largest campaign to improve the life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.Nearly 200,000 Australians have signed the Close the Gap...
Wednesday 13 August 2014

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

To mark tomorrow’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda, has unveiled a new website to provide practical information about the United Nations...
Friday 8 August 2014

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