Kenneth Roth Human Rights Watch

Talking tech and human rights

We are watched like never before. Governments, corporations and others are using new technologies to gather huge amounts of information about us. How will this unprecedented surveillance affect our human rights?The Australian Human Rights Commission...
Wednesday 21 March 2018
Students with Commissioners

High school students tackle racism

School students from Holroyd High School, Pymble Ladies College and Sydney Boys High School have spoken powerfully about multiculturalism, belonging and racial discrimination.  The students addressed a morning tea hosted by Race Discrimination...
Wednesday 21 March 2018
UN Flags

Race, Disability and Human Rights at the UN

Three of our Commissioners have recently presented to the United Nations on the human rights situation in Australia.Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane provided a video address to the Human Rights Council on March 19 about the “...
Monday 19 March 2018

United Nations CSW62 Side Event : Wiyi Yani U Thangani Project

Thank you…[Play video of Magnolia and then begin slide show of women’s photos]  I want to acknowledge all of the indigenous people here today, from across the many nations of the United States and from the many countries and lands across this earth....
Friday 16 March 2018
National Children's Commissioner Megan Mitchell

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell reappointed

Newly reappointed National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has welcomed the opportunity to continue strengthening protections for the rights of children in Australia.Attorney-General Christian Porter today announced Commissioner Mitchell’s...
Thursday 15 March 2018
Commissioners Kate Jenkins and June Oscar with Minister For Women, Hon Kelly O'Dwyer MP

Commissioners attend UN’s largest gathering on gender equality

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO will this week place the issues facing Australian women on the international stage.Commissioner Jenkins and...
Thursday 15 March 2018
Kate Jenkins and others at IWD event in Melbourne

IWD: Time to celebrate achievements and acknowledge the challenges

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins says significant inroads have been made, but there’s still a long way to go to achieve gender equality in Australia.Speaking at an International Women’s Day event in Melbourne today, Commissioner...
Thursday 8 March 2018

Registered, persecuted, annihilated: the sick and disabled under National...

Registered, persecuted, annihilated: the sick and disabled under National Socialism  Erfast, verfolgt, vernichtet—kranke und behinderte Menschen im NationalsozialismusEmeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AMPresident, Australian Human Rights...
Thursday 8 March 2018
Wiyi Yani U Thangani in Adelaide on IWD

Commissioner June Oscar marks IWD with First Nations Women & Girls

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar is marking International Women’s Day with Indigenous women and girls in South Australia, for the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project.Commissioner Oscar said...
Thursday 8 March 2018

25 years of the Disability Discrimination Act

It was 25 years ago this month that the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) (the ‘DDA’) commenced operation.On 1 March 1993, Australians with a dis¬ability had a national law that was designed to provide them with equality in many areas of life...
Thursday 8 March 2018