Anna Brown, Imam Nur, Morgan Carpenter & Edward Santow

RightsTalk focus on LGBTI discrimination

In the lead-up to the 38th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Human Rights Commissioner Ed Santow hosted a RightsTalk to discuss the role of law in protecting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Australians....
Thursday 23 February 2017

Commission welcomes marriage equality report

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes a consensus report on marriage equality by a parliamentary Select Committee on the Exposure Draft Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 2016.The cross-party committee considered how to amend...
Thursday 16 February 2017
Marriage equality

Human Rights Commissioner addresses marriage inquiry

The Australian Human Rights Commission has reiterated its support for a proposed Bill to expand the legal definition of marriage.Speaking at a public hearing into the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same Sex) Bill, Human Rights...
Tuesday 24 January 2017
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World AIDS Day: living free from stigma

World AIDS Day, held each year on 1 December, is a day to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate all those who have died of AIDS-related conditions.Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow said World AIDS Day also provides an...
Wednesday 30 November 2016

Intersex rights are human rights

Intersex Australians received a message of support today from the Australian Human Rights Commission, marking Intersex Awareness Day on 26 October 2016.“We reaffirm our commitment to protecting and promoting the human rights of people with intersex...
Wednesday 26 October 2016