Student protest sign saying "Don't get raped" crossed out so it reads "Don't Rape"

August release date confirmed for university report

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins today announced that the Australian Human Rights Commission's natoinal report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities will be released on Tuesday 1 August 2017.“This project is...
Friday 28 April 2017
‘Human rights in investment’ cover - on blackboard with business flowcharts

Human rights influence on investors

A new report detailing the strong business case for the financial services industry to consider human rights in their investment decisions will be released today, as investors around the globe become more focussed on responsible investing.Human...
Thursday 27 April 2017
June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner at the UN

Social Justice Commissioner addresses UN Forum

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar, has used her inaugural address to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to focus attention on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.The...
Thursday 27 April 2017
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Commission welcomes funding for Community Legal Centres

The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed federal government funding for community legal centres.“Community legal centres are vital in protecting the basic human rights of disadvantaged people in Australia.“I am very pleased that Attorney-...
Monday 24 April 2017
Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin

Commissioner McEwin releases his top priorities

Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin has today released the findings of Shaping our Future: Discussions on Disability Rights national consultations.Between October 2016 and March 2017, Commissioner McEwin and his team...
Thursday 6 April 2017