Human Rights Issues

Since its establishment in 1986, the Australian Human Rights Commission has undertaken work across a broad range of human rights issues in Australia.

The Commission has specific responsibilities regarding :

From late 2012 the Commission's work on children’s rights will be enhanced with the addition of a Children's Commissioner

The Commission's human rights responsibilities also cover a wide range of other issues. Some of the areas that have been addressed include:

This site features information on Commission projects undertaken since 1996. Major projects completed before that time may not be available in electronic format.