Commission welcomes new Sex Discrimination Commissioner

The Australian Human Rights Commission is pleased to welcome Victorian lawyer Kate Jenkins as the new Sex Discrimination Commissioner.Ms Jenkins, who has been the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner since 2013, has two decades...
Thursday 11 February 2016

Renewed relationship must be matched by adequate resourcing

The Close the Gap Campaign welcomes the commitment from the Prime Minister to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a positive relationship, but has called for greater action to close the unacceptably wide life expectancy gap....
Wednesday 10 February 2016

Close the Gap campaign calls for renewed commitment from all political parties

The Close the Gap Campaign has called on all political parties before the next federal election to renew their commitment to closing the unacceptable health and life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-...
Wednesday 10 February 2016

New report will reveal alarming impacts of detention on children

WHATAustralian Human Rights Commission President Professor Gillian Triggs will release a new report revealing alarming impacts of detention on children. The report is based on interviews and medical testing of children at Wickham Point detention...
Wednesday 3 February 2016

Human rights obligations remain despite High Court ruling

The Australian Human Rights Commission affirms that today’s High Court decision does not alter Australia’s international obligations towards people seeking asylum.“The High Court has confirmed that third country processing is lawful under our...
Wednesday 3 February 2016

Peter Greste wins 2015 Human Rights Medal

Peter Greste, the Australian journalist who focussed the nation’s attention on media freedom, has won the prestigious 2015 Australian Human Rights Medal.The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, presented the...
Thursday 10 December 2015

Young children affected by family violence focus of new national action plan

The National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, has welcomed Federal Government support for expecting parents and parents of young children.
Wednesday 9 December 2015

Commission welcomes funding for Indigenous Property Rights Network

The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed the announcement by Attorney-General Senator the Hon George Brandis to commit funding towards the work of the Indigenous Property Rights Network which follows up on work commenced at the Indigenous...
Wednesday 9 December 2015

Rosie Batty and Megan Mitchell launch Children’s Rights Report 2015

Anti-violence campaigner Rosie Batty and national Children’s Rights Commissioner Megan Mitchell will launch the Children’s Rights Report 2015 on Monday, 7 December.New data included in the report highlights the prevalence and impact of violence...
Friday 4 December 2015

Commission marks International Day of People with Disability

To coincide with the International Day of People with Disability, the Australian Human Rights Commission has renewed calls for everyone to recognise progress and the need for greater inclusion for the 4 million Australians with disability.Age and...
Thursday 3 December 2015

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