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University sexual assault project will see results for students

The Australian Human Rights Commission is unwavering in our commitment to ensuring the national project on sexual assault and sexual harassment at universities presents an accurate picture of the current situation at Australia's universities and...
Wednesday 5 April 2017
Commissioner June Oscar. Photo courtesy ABC TV

Welcome June Oscar, Australia’s Social Justice Commissioner

Story by Isaiah Dawe.Aboriginal leader and advocate, June Oscar AO, is a proud Bunuba woman from Fitzroy Valley in Western Australia. She is also the first woman to be appointed as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner....
Monday 3 April 2017
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Human rights for trans and gender diverse people

Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) on 31March is a day to recognise and celebrate trans and gender diverse people in our communities.The Australian Human Rights Commission calls on all governments and communities to work together to overcome the...
Friday 31 March 2017
Refugee stares out to sea. Photo UNHCR & Shawn Baldwin

Updated: immigration snapshot

A new report on asylum seekers, refugees and human rights has been released today, aiming to give parliamentarians, key commentators and the community a clear understanding of the human rights issues that arise from Australia’s refugee and asylum...
Thursday 30 March 2017
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Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Today the Commission made a submission to parliament on the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act and Australian Human Rights Commission Act. Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2017I refer to the above Bill which has been referred...
Friday 24 March 2017