Post War Education - photo by Richard Wainwright 2011. School boys walk through traditional African village, their crisp unforms contrasting with the colours of the grasslands

Photo comp asks people of all ages to focus on home

Budding photographers of all ages and skills are encouraged to enter the 2017 Human Rights Photography Competition, which this year focusses on the experiences of people at home.As former diplomat and US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt once observed, “...
Monday 18 September 2017
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Commissioner urges Government action on UN Declaration

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar, has urged the Federal Government to act on the recommendations of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.Commissioner Oscar said the Government...
Tuesday 12 September 2017
Australian Human Rights Commission, free and equal

Human Rights Commissioner supports equality

The Australian Human Rights Commission encourages all eligible Australians to participate in the upcoming postal survey on marriage equality.Today’s High Court decision enables the postal survey to proceed. Australia's Human Rights Commissioner,...
Thursday 7 September 2017
Celebrating the marriage of Curtis Yee and John Berry

What the law allows: discrimination and the SDA

Discussions about marriage equality often lead to questions about anti-discrimination law and religious freedom. Here's how the Sex Discrimination Act currently balances religious freedom and protection from discrimination.It is generally unlawful...
Friday 1 September 2017
Wear it Purple group shot

Wear it Purple tells young people to feel safe and proud

The Australian Human Rights Commission today celebrates Wear it Purple Day in support of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people.Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow said Wear it Purple sends an important message to young LGBTI...
Friday 25 August 2017

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