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New online tool to enhance workplace cultural diversity

Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane and Parliamentary Secretary for Social Services with special responsibility for Multicultural Affairs and Settlement Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells today launched a free online...
Wednesday 17 September 2014

Nominations extended for Australian Human Rights Awards

The closing date for nominations for the 2014 Australian Human Rights Awards has been extended until Friday 26 September.Australian Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs said nominations were sought for a range of award categories...
Monday 15 September 2014

Nominate a human rights hero in the media

The Australian Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for the media and literature awards to be presented at the 2014 Australian Human Rights Awards.Australian Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs said nominations were sought for...
Monday 8 September 2014

Commission Report Now Available in Italian

Age Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan, will today launch the Italian translation of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s publication ‘Your Rights at Retirement’ at the Italians Down Under conference in Canberra.‘Your Rights at Retirement’...
Monday 8 September 2014

Nominate a human rights hero in your community

Time is running out to submit your nomination for the 2014 Australian Human Rights Awards.Australian Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs said the awards recognise the outstanding contributions of inspiring individuals and community...
Friday 5 September 2014

Gender pay gap at 20 year high

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick says she’s disappointed that Australian women are earning 18 per cent less than their male colleagues, despite ongoing efforts to try and close the gap.“It’s alarming that the pay gap between...
Friday 5 September 2014

President reports on JA v Commonwealth (Department of Defence)

A young sailor in the Australian Navy was arrested for being absent without leave and was detained for seven days pending a hearing by a service tribunal.The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission found that Mr JA’s detention was...
Thursday 4 September 2014

President reports on Mansoor and Mr IA v Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Immigration and Border Protection)

The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, has found that the failure of the former Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Minister) to place two individuals into community detention or another less...
Thursday 4 September 2014

President reports on Abdellatif v Commonwealth (Department of Immigration and Border Protection)

Mr Sayed Abdellatif, his wife and their six children were detained in closed immigration detention for more than 18 months after being prima facie found to be people to whom Australia had protection obligations, and for more than 10 months without a...
Thursday 4 September 2014

President reports on Ogawa v Commonwealth (DIAC) [2013] AusHRC 69

The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, has found that the detention of Dr Ogawa in an immigration detention centre from 20 May 2006 to 26 July 2006 was arbitrary and inconsistent with her right to liberty...
Thursday 4 September 2014

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