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Corporate Plan 2015-2016

This Corporate Plan sets out the strategic direction and priorities of the Commission four the next four years. It creates an explicit connection between the public reporting of our corporate goals, our operational environment, key activities for...
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Use of force in immigration detention facilities

The Migration Amendment (Maintaining the Good Order of Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2015 (the Bill) would give increased power to ‘authorised officers’ to use force against people (including asylum seekers) in immigration detention...
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International Students’ Human Rights: a review of the Principles and the issues

In 2012 the Australian Human Rights Commission launched its publication, Principles to promote and protect the human rights of International Students (the Principles). In 2014, the Commission reviewed the implementation of the Principles, in order...
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Supporting workplaces to end workplace sexual harassment: A Guide for Small Businesses in Australia

Most small businesses and small business people would like to think that sexual harassment is not something that could happen in their workplace.  Research carried out by the Commission found that sexual harassment in workplaces is quite common and...

Summary factsheet - The Forgotten Children: National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014

On 3 February 2014 the President of the Commission announced a national inquiry into children in immigration detention. The purpose of the Inquiry was to investigate the ways in which life in immigration detention affects the health, well-being and...
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National Anti-racism Strategy and Racism. It Stops With Me Summary Evaluation and Future Direction

The National Anti-Racism Strategy was developed with a number of aims. It was about helping people to understand what racism is and why it is a problem. And it was about empowering people to prevent racism from happening and to reduce it in their...
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Building Social Cohesion in our Communities

Building Social Cohesion in our Communities is an interactive online resource to support local governments build strong, socially cohesive communities.