Female workers in a garment factory. Wikimedia Commons Marlssa Orton

Coalition of organisations unite against modern slavery

A diverse group of leaders from the Australian business community, civil society, the religious community and academia has come together to release a Statement of Support for the development of legislation to combat modern slavery.The Human Rights...
Tuesday 31 October 2017

Intersex Awareness Day

October 26 marks Intersex Awareness Day.“Over the last 12 months, it has become increasingly clear that we need to do more to protect the human rights of people with intersex variations in Australia,” said Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow.The...
Thursday 26 October 2017
June Oscar addressing Senate Estimates 2017

Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar addresses Senate Estimates

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar has told a senate estimates hearing she's proud and honoured to be the first Indigenous women to take on the role.The Bunuba woman from the Kimberley region of Western...
Wednesday 25 October 2017
Photos and logos of shortlist for the Racism. It Stops With Me award

Commission announces shortlist for the Racism. It Stops With Me award

The Commission will announce finalists for the remaining seven categories of the Human Rights Awards over the coming weeksJudges for the 2017 Human Rights Awards have selected five finalists for the Racism. It Stops With Me award.Clinton Pryor, who...
Wednesday 25 October 2017
Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner 2017

Eliminating Everyday Sexism

The Male Champions of Change coalition has released a new report called "We Set The Tone: Eliminating Everyday Sexism". The report aims to identify what everyday sexism looks like and what impact it has on employees, on career advancement and...
Tuesday 24 October 2017