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Lecture celebrates 44 years since Race Discrimination Act

The 5th Annual Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture will see award-winning Australian author Thomas Keneally AO in conversation with SBS World News Presenter Janice Petersen. Hosted by the Australian Human Rights Commission, this year’s event is entitled ‘The Moveable Feast – Australia and race hate as...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Cashless Debit Card Bill ‘not compatible’ with human rights

The Australian Human Rights Commission has warned that the proposed Cashless Debit Card Bill is not compatible with Australia’s international human rights obligations. In a submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management to Cashless Debit Card...

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Asylum Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Court finds asylum seekers entitled to fair process

Up to 71 asylum seekers who missed out on making an application for a protection visa were still entitled to a fair assessment of their claims the Full Federal Court has held. The Court accepted submissions from the Australian Human Rights Commission that an internal process established by the...

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Rights Rights and Freedoms

UN Human Rights Commissioner speaks out

Australian Human Rights Commission conference Free and Equal: An Australian Conversation on Human Rights Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 8 October 2019 President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Rosalind Croucher and fellow Commissioners Mr Les Malezer...

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Rights Rights and Freedoms

Free and Equal: An Australian Conversation on Human Rights

‘Free and Equal: An Australian Conversation on Human Rights’ 8 October 2019 Opening Remarks Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM President, Australian Human Rights Commission Check against delivery Your Excellency, Dr Michele Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Australian...

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