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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

Human Rights Commissioner to hold public forum in Canberra

Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson will visit Canberra on Wednesday 1 October to discuss rights and freedoms in Australia.Hosted by the ACT Human Rights & Discrimination Commission, this forum is part of the national Rights &...
Wednesday 24 September 2014

Older Workers and Workers Compensation

Age Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan, has congratulated the South Australian Government on taking steps to reform workers compensation rules so that older workers are not left unprotected. The Return to Work Bill 2014 (SA) aligns workers...
Wednesday 24 September 2014

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

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