Photo of Aboriginal boy with bat lantern. Nimbois Bat by Sean Spencer.

Photo competition - $600 prize up for grabs

The 2017 Human Rights Photography competition is now open to children and adults around the country, with a $600 prize up for grabs for the most outstanding image!For almost a decade, the Australian Human Rights Commission has been holding photo...
Thursday 29 June 2017
cultural diversity

Panic and anxiety are no substitute for true reflection

Our media and culture “must give voice to the lived experience of multicultural Australia”, Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has urged.“Australia is a multicultural country but more can be done to ensure that the arts in Australia...
Thursday 29 June 2017
Father lies on the ground, surrounded by child's toys.

A brighter future for teen parents and their children

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has begun a series of roundtables exploring issues faced by young parents – aged 19 years and below – and their children.“Young parents and their children are at risk of a range of poor outcomes in...
Wednesday 28 June 2017
Equality, it's in our chemistry

Same Sex: Same Entitlements. Are we there yet?

When the Australian Human Rights Commission released its Same-Sex: Same Entitlements report, 58 federal laws were identified as discriminating against same-sex couples and in some cases, their children.At the report’s launch 10 years ago, then...
Thursday 22 June 2017
Photo: Prof. Gillian Triggs President Australian Human Rights Commission, Joanne Beckett LexisNexis Managing Director

RightsApp named in Top 20 of Smart 100 Index

RightsApp, the mobile application developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission and LexisNexis, has been named in the Top 20 of the 2017 ‘SMART 100’ Index.The Anthill ‘SMART 100’ Index recognises innovative products that are ‘Australian,...
Wednesday 21 June 2017

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