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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
Pat Anderson wins human rights medal, presented by Gillian Triggs. Photo by Matthew Syres

Pat Anderson AO wins 2016 Human Rights Medal

Pat Anderson AO, a tireless advocate for the rights and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, has won the prestigious 2016 Human Rights Medal. As Chair of the Lowitja Institute and co-chair of the Prime Minister's Referendum...
Friday 9 December 2016
Social Justice report launch 2016

'We want to be at the heart of reforms involving our people': Deputy...

“We want Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to be at the heart of any reform agenda involving our people,” said Deputy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Robynne Quiggin.Speaking at the launch of the 2016...
Wednesday 7 December 2016