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Human Rights Commissioner calls for OPCAT input

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow is seeking submissions on Australia’s implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT).“The Federal Government has outlined some of the key features of how it intends OPCAT to...
Friday 7 July 2017
Arash Bordbar and UNHCR trainees

From asylum seeker to young leader: Arash Bordbar

By Isaiah Dawe.Arash Bordbar is a 23 year-old refugee from Iran and an inspiring advocate for refugees’ access to education and employment opportunities.In December 2016, Arash was awarded the Young People’s Human Rights Medal. Arash was amazed. “I...
Thursday 6 July 2017
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

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