‘Human rights in investment’ cover - on blackboard with business flowcharts

Human rights influence on investors

A new report detailing the strong business case for the financial services industry to consider human rights in their investment decisions will be released today, as investors around the globe become more focussed on responsible investing.Human...
Thursday 27 April 2017
June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner at the UN

Social Justice Commissioner addresses UN Forum

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar, has used her inaugural address to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to focus attention on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.The...
Thursday 27 April 2017
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Commission welcomes funding for Community Legal Centres

The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed federal government funding for community legal centres.“Community legal centres are vital in protecting the basic human rights of disadvantaged people in Australia.“I am very pleased that Attorney-...
Monday 24 April 2017
Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin

Commissioner McEwin releases his top priorities

Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin has today released the findings of Shaping our Future: Discussions on Disability Rights national consultations.Between October 2016 and March 2017, Commissioner McEwin and his team...
Thursday 6 April 2017
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Commission welcomes commitment from universities to release data

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the commitment from all 39 Australian universities to release the data they receive on rates of sexual assault and sexual harassment at their institutions.This data will be provided to universities as...
Thursday 6 April 2017