UN in Geneva. Photo: Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/unisgeneva/12537211653/in/photolist-k6SueB-TeyLDV-SDESGo-qmNRg-RYECgN-h8J7EW-h8Kcan-TsHRmk-VWhQ7g-SZVs3L-T9YFkX-SHv6Zh-h8J2fW-Wgfiy2-SDESoh-h8J1pD-RXhVWh-oaE9wY-VwLhJG-UHXaqf-U4bUpC-VABxmE-3A3AeE-U

'Some improvement but more to do': Australia reports to UN

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has briefed the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva on Australia’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).“The Australian Human Rights Commission acknowledges some...
Tuesday 17 October 2017
Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre - Commons photo

Commission reports on Melbourne immigration detention facilities

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released the findings of its inspections of the Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre (MIDC) and the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) detention facilities.The Commission has previously...
Wednesday 11 October 2017
Still of video from Commission's 'taxi stand' video from the Racism. It Stops With Me campaign

Commission brings anti-racism to a screen near you

Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane is bringing the anti-racism message to a screen near you.On 5 October, the Commissioner launched two Community Service Announcements (CSAs) for broadcast on national TV and for...
Thursday 5 October 2017
Sit down in Melbourne

Commissioner examines populism, anxiety and race

What is the best response to the anxiety, anger and hatred present in public discussions and political debates?Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane addressed this question in his keynote speech to the Australian Political Studies...
Tuesday 26 September 2017
Australian Defence Force members at Mardi Gras.

Celebrating 25 years of diversity in the armed forces

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has joined with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex members of the Australian Defence Force to celebrate diversity in the armed forces.“Tonight, we celebrate 25 years of open service for lesbian,...
Sunday 24 September 2017