78ers at the 2018 Mardi Gras Parade. Photo by Jeffrey Feng

Mardi Gras celebrates commitment to equality

The 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was a magnificent celebration of pride, diversity and unswerving commitment to equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, said Human Rights Commissioner...
Monday 5 March 2018
Magda Szubanski and Marriage Equality supporters celebrating

Australia legalises marriage equality

Parliament has today legislated for a fairer and more equal Australia by legalising marriage equality.“On this historic day, Australia joins over two dozen countries around the world in legislating for marriage equality,” said Australian Human...
Thursday 7 December 2017
Transgender flag

Commission welcomes Re Kelvin decision

The Commission welcomes today’s decision of the Full Court of the Family Court in the matter of Re Kelvin.The Court has found that court authorisation is no longer required for hormonal treatment for young people with gender dysphoria, where there...
Thursday 30 November 2017
Marriage Equality result party in Sydney

Human Rights Commission welcomes marriage postal survey result

Following the completion of the Federal Government postal survey on marriage reform, the Australian Human Rights Commission calls on Parliament to amend the Marriage Act so that civil marriage is available to all couples, regardless of sex, sexual...
Wednesday 15 November 2017

Intersex Awareness Day

October 26 marks Intersex Awareness Day.“Over the last 12 months, it has become increasingly clear that we need to do more to protect the human rights of people with intersex variations in Australia,” said Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow.The...
Thursday 26 October 2017