Gillian Triggs and Commission legal officer at Senate Inquiry

Racial vilification laws protect those who are silenced by hate speech

Parliament’s human rights committee has spent the past four months examining Australia’s laws against racial vilification.  It travelled to every capital city and heard stories of how racism impacts on the lives of everyday Australians.Leaders of...
Thursday 9 March 2017
"It is during the most challenging times, such as the current dairy crisis you realise the strengths of your networks and community" - Sarah Parker, Rural Women's Coalition

A conversation in gender equality

A woman was sexually assaulted by a man in the street while his two friends looked on. Instead of condemning the attacks, our public conversation fixated on the idea that she shouldn’t have been out by herself at night.A young woman living in a city...
Wednesday 8 March 2017
Inset: Alastair McEwin, background - UN at Geneva

AHRC contributes to disability rights debate at UN

Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin has contributed to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council annual interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities.The debate – held in Geneva on Friday – focussed on article 5 of...
Monday 6 March 2017
Commisison's Mardi Gras float

Dancing towards equality with Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras

Thousands upon thousands of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people have again shimmied up Sydney’s Oxford Street with their supporters in the name of respect, love and equality, cheered on by a wildly enthusiastic crowd.The 38th...
Sunday 5 March 2017

Commission proud to march in Mardi Gras parade

Expect plenty of signing, dancing and feel-good vibes from the Australian Human Rights Commission as it joins the Mardi Gras parade this Saurday to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex equality.Human Rights Commission president...
Friday 3 March 2017