Child Safe Organisations - National Principles

As part of the Child Safe Organisations project, the Australian Government commissioned the National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, to lead the development of National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.Find out more at https://...
Thursday 21 February 2019
children jumping while teacher looks on

COAG endorses National Principles for Child Safe Organisations

The National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, welcomes the Prime Minister's confirmation that the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has endorsed National Principles for Child Safe Organisations."The National Principles for Child Safe...
Tuesday 19 February 2019
June Oscar and Rod Little

Our Health, Our Voice, Our Choice

The Close the Gap Campaign has welcomed the Prime Minister’s commitment to work in genuine partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to address the inequality that continues to exist in life expectancy and other outcomes.
Thursday 14 February 2019
Megan Mitchell at the UN

Making history at the United Nations

The National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, appeared before the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva last week, in order to discuss her recent report on the state of children’s rights in Australia.The report...
Monday 11 February 2019
Commissioner June Oscar AO

Kimberley Suicide report must be turning point for change

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO says the West Australian Coroner’s report into the deaths of 13 Aboriginal children and young people must be the turning point for action.Commissioner Oscar said...
Friday 8 February 2019
Mother and daughter holding hands

ParentsNext limits right to social security for parents and children

The Australian Human Rights Commission has expressed serious concerns about the ParentsNext program, in a submission to a parliamentary inquiry.ParentsNext is a compulsory, punitive pre-employment program that applies to targeted recipients of the...
Wednesday 6 February 2019

AHRC- roles, responsibilities and challenges

The Australian Human Rights Commission—roles, responsibilities and challengesSupreme and Federal Court Judges’ Conference 2019Hobart, 22 January 2019Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM[Professor Croucher spoke to this paper]IntroductionI begin...
Monday 4 February 2019
AI White Paper

Commission partners with World Economic Forum on AI

The Australian Human Rights Commission and the World Economic Forum are working together to explore models of governance and leadership in artificial intelligence in Australia.This partnership focuses on the practical challenge of ensuring rising...
Friday 1 February 2019

AFL. #StandUp to Racism

Separated by a wall, two opposing AFL fans talk racism, sledging and trade jibes. Find out what happens when the wall that divides them comes down.More resources at
Friday 1 February 2019
Photograph of Alastair McEwin, smiling

Disability Discrimination Commissioner – Mid-term report

January 2019 marks the half-term of Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin. Today the Commissioner presents to the community his mid-term report, providing a brief overview of progress to date.Commissioner McEwin said: “My job is to...
Thursday 31 January 2019