"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
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