Survey on transgender, gender diverse and intersex rights in sport

Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson has announced a national survey on the participation of transgender, gender diverse and intersex people in sport to ensure their rights are protected in the policies and practices of sporting codes.“Participation...
Thursday 20 August 2015

From policy to practice: A multi-stakeholder dialogue on business and human rights

More than 100 leaders and experts will meet in Sydney tomorrow for the second annual Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights.Business, government, civil society and academia are coming together to discuss ways in which human rights can be...
Wednesday 19 August 2015

Supporting the futures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

The Australian Human Rights Commission encourages all Australians to celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day by supporting and promoting the rights of all children.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice...
Tuesday 4 August 2015

Joint Statement on racism directed at Adam Goodes “Australia must and can be better than this”

“Australia must and can be better than this”Following the weekend’s events when prominent Aboriginal AFL player and former Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes was booed at every turn during the Swans v West Coast Eagles AFL match.Today in advance of...
Friday 31 July 2015

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

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