Pat Anderson receiving the 2016 Human Rights Medal from Gillian Triggs. Photo by Matthew Syres

A long way from Parap mission

Pat Anderson is a strong Alyawarre woman, who has dedicated her life to advocating for Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander people. Pat is recognised nationally and internationally as a human rights champion for her efforts in addressing issues of...
Friday 23 December 2016
Ms Dhu’s grandmother, Carol Roe holding a sign, 'UNPAID FINES SHOULD NOT BE A DEATH SENTENCE', "We need answers to our baby girl's death, and to know another Julieka won't die like this."

Seismic Shift Required to Stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

The Australian Human Rights Commission extend its sincere condolences to the family of Yamatji woman Ms Dhu who passed away while in Western Australian police custody in August 2014. We also express our deep respect for their decision to release the...
Friday 23 December 2016
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RightsApp launched

The Australian Human Rights Commission has collaborated with LexisNexis® to develop RightsApp, the world’s first mobile application that allows users to quickly and easily search international human rights conventions and declarations by topic and...
Thursday 15 December 2016
Joint Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Speech

Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Speech

Below is the President’s opening statement to the inquiry being conducted by the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights.On behalf of the AHRC, may I thank you for the opportunity to explain our Submission to this Joint Parliamentary Inquiry...
Tuesday 13 December 2016
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Time to talk about elder abuse

The Commission is calling on all interested parties – including organisations and professionals in health, law, social work, banking, financial services, aged care and other disciplines – to review the Australian Law Reform Commission’s latest...
Monday 12 December 2016