Media Releases

Community Services and Health Industry sectors offer new opportunities for training and jobs

Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan has made a submission to the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council 2015 Environmental Scan, supporting the shift to consumer directed care, and pointing to the importance of...
Wednesday 29 October 2014

Social cohesion undermined by everyday racism in neighbourhoods and shops

Australia remains a cohesive society with one of the highest levels of positive sentiment towards multiculturalism and immigration in the western world, according to the Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion survey.Race Discrimination...
Wednesday 29 October 2014

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

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