Image of students protesting sexual assault on campus. Image credit: Steve Rhodes (Flickr)

Commission welcomes commitment from universities to release data

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the commitment from all 39 Australian universities to release the data they receive on rates of sexual assault and sexual harassment at their institutions.This data will be provided to universities as...
Thursday 6 April 2017
Commissioner June Oscar with Shireen Malamoo

'I am Nyanyjili, that’s my skin name. Together we will work for families...

Indigenous leaders gathered at the Australian Human Rights Commission this week to welcome June Oscar as the nation’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice CommissionerThey were joined by Commission President Gillian Triggs, other...
Wednesday 5 April 2017
Silhouette of young woman looking out a window

University sexual assault project will see results for students

The Australian Human Rights Commission is unwavering in our commitment to ensuring the national project on sexual assault and sexual harassment at universities presents an accurate picture of the current situation at Australia's universities and...
Wednesday 5 April 2017
Commissioner June Oscar. Photo courtesy ABC TV

Welcome June Oscar, Australia’s Social Justice Commissioner

Story by Isaiah Dawe.Aboriginal leader and advocate, June Oscar AO, is a proud Bunuba woman from Fitzroy Valley in Western Australia. She is also the first woman to be appointed as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner....
Monday 3 April 2017
Sydney LGBTIQ Mardi gras participant smiling, talking on iPhone with exquisite headdress

Human rights for trans and gender diverse people

Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) on 31March is a day to recognise and celebrate trans and gender diverse people in our communities.The Australian Human Rights Commission calls on all governments and communities to work together to overcome the...
Friday 31 March 2017

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