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
Mising out: The business case for customer diversity - Open. Publication cover image

Diversity is big business

Our waking moments are a kaleidoscope of customer experiences. What to eat, where to shop, how to travel… the myriad of choices seems ever growing.As consumers we are more empowered than ever – and more diverse than ever. Twenty eight per cent of...
Monday 27 February 2017
Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin

Disability Commissioner points to positive change

Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin today addressed more than 600 staff from disability service organisations, about the incredible opportunities the NDIS offers and the challenges many people with disability face on a daily basis...
Thursday 23 February 2017
Anna Brown, Imam Nur, Morgan Carpenter & Edward Santow

RightsTalk focus on LGBTI discrimination

In the lead-up to the 38th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Human Rights Commissioner Ed Santow hosted a RightsTalk to discuss the role of law in protecting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Australians....
Thursday 23 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

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