Gillian Triggs and Commission legal officer at Senate Inquiry

Statement on freedom of speech inquiry

The Commission welcomes the release of the freedom of expression report by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights.We welcome the Committee’s recommendation to support, strengthen and develop education programs that address racism in...
Tuesday 28 February 2017
Gillian Triggs at Free Speech Inquiry - image courtesy APH

Commission reveals details of 18c complaints

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released the details of both the QUT and Bill Leak complaints  under the Racial Discrimination Act.Below is an excerpt from the statement provided by Commission President, Professor Gillian Triggs to the...
Tuesday 21 February 2017

RDA facts: setting the record straight

“Public debate about the Racial Discrimination Act is unlikely to abate any time soon. But we hope discussion of the Act is based on an accurate understanding of what it means and how it operates. And we hope our society will remain committed to...
Tuesday 7 February 2017
Joint Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Speech

Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Speech

Below is the President’s opening statement to the inquiry being conducted by the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights.On behalf of the AHRC, may I thank you for the opportunity to explain our Submission to this Joint Parliamentary Inquiry...
Tuesday 13 December 2016
Tim Soutphommasane and Ian Narev

Corporate leaders join cultural diversity council

A group of eight leaders from Australian business, academia and government have agreed to promote diversity in leadership through a newly-established Leadership Council on Cultural Diversity.Members of the Council include PwC Australia’s CEO Luke...
Tuesday 6 December 2016