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Human Rights and Technology: Discussion Paper (2019)


Human Rights and Technology

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The Australian Human Rights Commission is undertaking a major project on the relationship between human rights and technology.

Religious Discrimination Bill Forum

Event by PIAC

Over the past few weeks, the Government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill has been the subject of intense public debate.

PIAC are hosting a special forum to find out what it really means, its implications for human rights and potential impact on different groups within the Australian community.

Hear from the Human Rights Commissioner, anti-discrimination experts, as well as civil society representatives, about the positives, and negatives, of the Second Exposure Draft of the Bill.

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Commission calls for accountable AI

The Australian Human Rights Commission has set out a template for change for how artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies are developed and used in Australia.

In its Human Rights and Technology Discussion Paper, released today, the Commission makes wide-ranging proposals for safeguarding human rights and encouraging accessible, equal and accountable use of new technology in Australia.

Human Rights Day 2019 - Message from Commission President

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Human Rights Day 2019


A message from Australian Human Rights Commission President Rosalind Croucher

How we talk to each other matters.

It matters because words are powerful. Words shape our thinking and they inform our actions.

Words are the foundation stone upon which we build our communities.

Submission date extended for the National Conversation - have your say

The Australian Human Rights Commission has extended the date to hear from anyone on the key human rights priorities for Australia into the future.
Submissions for the Free and Equal: An Australian conversation on human rights project will be kept open until 29 November 2019.

Thomas Keneally's lecture on Australia’s race relations legacy

This year’s Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture was given by award-winning author Thomas Keneally AO, one of Australia's best known and most prolific writers and an Ambassador for the Asylum Seeker Centre.

The lecture, entitled ‘The Moveable Feast – Australia and race hate as experienced in the lifetime as an observer’ explored the history of race relations in Australia as seen through the author’s eyes over the last several decades.

Sixth annual Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights to focus on Asia-Pacific

The human rights challenges and opportunities facing business in the Asia-Pacific region were the focus of the 6th annual Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights held in Melbourne today.

More than 130 leaders from Australian businesses, academic institutions, investors, civil society and government gathered for the Dialogue, which was convened by the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Global Compact Network Australia.