Media Releases

President reports on Arif v Commonwealth of Australia (DIBP) [2014] AusHRC 75

The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, has found that the detention of Mr Arif in an immigration detention centre for more than two years was arbitrary and inconsistent with his right to liberty in article...
Thursday 23 October 2014

President reports on Mordechai v Commonwealth of Australia (DIBP) [2014] AusHRC 76

The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, has found that the failure of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to provide Mr Mordechai with his required medications, during a three day period in...
Thursday 23 October 2014

President reports on Mai v Commonwealth of Australia (DIBP) [2014] AusHRC 73

The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, has found that the failure to place Ms Mai in community detention or another less restrictive form of detention (if necessary, with conditions) was arbitrary and...
Thursday 23 October 2014

President reports on MC and Hassan Ghanbari v Commonwealth of Australia (DIBP) [2014] AusHRC 74

The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, has found that the detention of Mr MC and Mr Ghanbari in immigration detention centres was arbitrary within the meaning of article 9(1) of the International Covenant...
Thursday 23 October 2014

Children’s Commissioner calls for action on child rights

With Children’s Week underway, the National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell is encouraging everyone to get behind this year’s theme; the right to speak and be heard.“It’s a right that everyone should enjoy, especially children and young...
Monday 20 October 2014

Record number of nominations for Human Rights Awards

The Australian Human Rights Commission has attracted a bumper crop of nominations for the 2014 Australian Human Rights Awards.The Commission received 289 nominations for this year’s awards, up 20% on last year’s record.The Commission experienced...
Friday 17 October 2014

Human Rights Commissioner to visit Perth

Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson will hold a public forum in Perth on Tuesday 14 October 2014 to discuss rights and freedoms in Australia.“This forum is part of the national Rights & Responsibilities 2014 consultation, designed to generate...
Tuesday 7 October 2014

SOGI's story

The Australian Human Rights Commission will today launch SOGI’s Story; an educational comic book and film to raise awareness about the extreme violence and discrimination faced by many in African countries as a result of their sexual orientation and...
Tuesday 30 September 2014

Human Rights Commissioner to hold public forum in Canberra

Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson will visit Canberra on Wednesday 1 October to discuss rights and freedoms in Australia.Hosted by the ACT Human Rights & Discrimination Commission, this forum is part of the national Rights &...
Wednesday 24 September 2014

Older Workers and Workers Compensation

Age Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan, has congratulated the South Australian Government on taking steps to reform workers compensation rules so that older workers are not left unprotected. The Return to Work Bill 2014 (SA) aligns workers...
Wednesday 24 September 2014

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