Commission offers alternatives to third country processing

The Australian Human Rights Commission has today released a report which outlines potential policy alternatives to the current model of third country processing and practical measures to strike a balance between protecting human rights and...
Tuesday 13 September 2016

Universities partner on sexual assault survey

A nation-wide survey to assess the extent of sexual assault and sexual harassment of university students will be launched today by the Australian Human Rights Commission and Universities Australia.A representative sample of students from Australia’s...
Tuesday 23 August 2016

AG appoints interim Social Justice Commissioner

The Attorney-General Senator the Hon George Brandis QC has formally appointed Australian Human Rights Commission President Professor Gillian Triggs as the Acting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner for a period of three...
Friday 19 August 2016

AHRC welcomes Gooda to Royal Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes today’s announcement that former Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda will join The Hon Margaret White AO on the Northern Terrritory Royal Commission.Mr Gooda stepped down from his role as Social...
Monday 1 August 2016

AHRC welcomes new Commissioners

The Australian Human Rights Commission today welcomes three new Commissioners to lead the Age, Disability and Human Rights portfolios.Alastair McEwin is the Disability Discrimination Commissioner, which was vacated by Susan Ryan, who also held Age,...
Monday 1 August 2016

Blueprint challenges organisations to rethink Anglo-Celtic bias

A landmark study of leadership in business, politics, government and civil society has revealed an overwhelming Anglo-Celtic dominance that belies the cultural diversity of Australian society.“Our society celebrates its multicultural character, but...
Friday 29 July 2016

Mick Gooda congratulates Tanya Hosch on AFL appointment

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda, has congratulated the AFL on its appointment of Tanya Hosch to a new role as the head of AFL inclusion and social policy.“There are enormous benefits in having Tanya...
Wednesday 22 June 2016

Commission calls on all to recognise World Elder Abuse Day

On World Elder Abuse Day, the United Nations is predicting elder abuse to sharply increase as the global population of older people is expected to double by 2025.The Australian Human Rights Commission shares the UN’s concerns, and is calling on all...
Wednesday 15 June 2016

Age and disability employment summit

The scourge of employment discrimination facing older Australians and those with disability will be the focus of a summit being held today in Sydney.The panel discussion will feature employers representing a diverse range of industries including...
Friday 27 May 2016

NSW report highlights ageing population crisis

Today’s release of the New South Wales Intergenerational Report 2015-16 is welcome analysis and a stark reminder of the urgent challenges Australia is facing with our ageing population.The Report projects that the number of workers compared to...
Thursday 26 May 2016

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