Female workers in a garment factory. Wikimedia Commons Marlssa Orton

Human Rights Commission backs calls for modern slavery law

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has welcomed the call – across political lines – for a modern slavery act in Australia.A sub-committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade yesterday tabled its final report,...
Friday 8 December 2017
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
Jeremy Fernandez

Jeremy Fernandez to host Human Rights Awards: tickets still available!

Tickets are still available for the Australian Human Rights Commission’s annual Human Rights Awards on Friday 8 December 2017 at the Westin Hotel in Sydney.Jeremy Fernandez, ABC News journalist and presenter, will host this year’s Awards and help us...
Friday 1 December 2017
Commissioner June Oscar and the Redfern Dance Company

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) Project launched

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has officially launched the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project. The project is being led by the Australian Human Rights Commission in partnership with the...
Friday 1 December 2017
Commissioner Alastair McEwin

Working towards Equality for People with Disability: the big issues for the...

People with disability still face a lot of barriers in today’s society in Australia.To mark this year’s International Day of People with Disability, held on Sunday 3 December 2017, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin, is...
Friday 1 December 2017

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