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UN Human Rights Committee: report on Australia’s human rights record

On 9 November 2017, the United Nations Human Rights Committee released its concluding observations in its five-year review of Australia’s human rights record under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).While acknowledging...
Friday 10 November 2017
Community Individual Award 2017 - finalists

Finalists announced – Individual Community Award

Five outstanding Australians have been named as finalists for the 2017 Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual Award.“There are so many individuals working tirelessly to improve human rights in our communities,” said President of the...
Friday 10 November 2017
Unleashing the power of gender equality: Priorities of Kate Jenkins Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Unleashing the Power of Gender Equality

People often say change takes time, but change takes action.That’s the view of Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, who spoke at a PwC event in Sydney today, to release Unleashing the Power of Gender Equality.Commissioner Jenkins said the...
Wednesday 8 November 2017
2017 Media Award finalists - composite of photos and graphics

Media finalists for the 2017 Human Rights Awards announced

This year saw a substantial increase in the number of nominations for the Media Award.“The large number of nominations for the media category is testament to the strength of Australian journalism despite a rapidly changing media landscape.“It is...
Wednesday 8 November 2017
Man looking at sea

Australia and Papua New Guinea share responsibility for resolving Manus Island...

The Australian Human Rights Commission is concerned about the current situation for refugees and asylum seekers at the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre. The situation has been described by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (...
Wednesday 8 November 2017

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