Aboriginal health advocate wins 2016 Human Rights Medal

Pat Anderson AO was today awarded the 2016 Human Rights Medal in recognition of her tireless work advancing the rights and welfare of Aboriginal people.Pat Anderson is an advocate for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,...
Friday 9 December 2016

Human Rights Awards will be presented tomorrow

Australia’s human rights heroes will be recognised and celebrated tomorrow at the Australian Human Rights Commission’s prestigious 2016 Human Rights Awards.Hosted by Commission President Gillian Triggs and MCed by Australia’s much-loved comic and...
Thursday 8 December 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Report launched today

Australian Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs and Deputy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Robynne Quiggin today launch the Social Justice and Native Title Report 2016.The document is a state-of-the-...
Wednesday 7 December 2016

Why is this happening in 21st century Australia? – Children’s Rights Report 2016

Australia should ratify and implement the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) as soon as possible to ensure better oversight of youth justice detention, according to National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell.The key...
Thursday 1 December 2016

Social Justice Report 2016: an agenda for reform

The Social Justice and Native Title Report 2016, tabled today in Federal Parliament, includes an agenda for reform based on solutions proposed by Indigenous Australians.Australian Human Rights Commission President, Gillian Triggs, said governments...
Thursday 1 December 2016

Human Rights Medal finalists announced

The Australian Human Rights Commission has announced the finalists for the 2016 Human Rights Medal.They are: mental health educator Ingrid Ozols; human rights advocate Dr John-Paul Sanggaran; the chair of the Lowitja Institute, Patricia Anderson AO...
Thursday 17 November 2016

Community Individual finalists for Human Rights Awards

Finalists for the 2016 Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual Award have been revealed!“We received 42 nominations from outstanding Australians, dedicated to human rights at the community level,” said Commission President, Professor Gillian...
Tuesday 15 November 2016

Innovative community organisations acknowledged

The Australian Human Rights Commission today announced five finalists for the 2016 Community Organisation Award.“Each of the finalists have demonstrated a commitment to finding innovative solutions to pressing social problems,” said Australian Human...
Monday 14 November 2016

Media finalists for the Human Rights Awards

This year the Commission has received a record number of nominations for the Media category of the Human Rights Awards.“The very strong interest in the media category is testament to a year in which human rights have been high on the national agenda...
Thursday 10 November 2016

Six inspirational young Australians shortlisted for medal

A refugee who arrived in Australia last year and now advocates for refugee rights is among six young Australians recognised as finalists for the 2016 Young People’s Human Rights Medal.Also on the shortlist is Ella Ingram, who at 17-years-old made a...
Wednesday 9 November 2016

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