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Commission welcomes funding for Community Legal Centres

The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed federal government funding for community legal centres.“Community legal centres are vital in protecting the basic human rights of disadvantaged people in Australia.“I am very pleased that Attorney-...
Monday 24 April 2017

Tolerance and harmony in challenging times

Speech to the Affinity Intercultural FoundationCheck against deliveryMay I begin by thanking the Affinity Intercultural Foundation for this invitation. This isn’t the first time I have had the pleasure of joining Affinity for an event, and I know it...
Wednesday 12 April 2017
Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin

Commissioner McEwin releases his top priorities

Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin has today released the findings of Shaping our Future: Discussions on Disability Rights national consultations.Between October 2016 and March 2017, Commissioner McEwin and his team...
Thursday 6 April 2017
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Commission welcomes commitment from universities to release data

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the commitment from all 39 Australian universities to release the data they receive on rates of sexual assault and sexual harassment at their institutions.This data will be provided to universities as...
Thursday 6 April 2017
Commissioner June Oscar with Shireen Malamoo

'I am Nyanyjili, that’s my skin name. Together we will work for families...

Indigenous leaders gathered at the Australian Human Rights Commission this week to welcome June Oscar as the nation’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice CommissionerThey were joined by Commission President Gillian Triggs, other...
Wednesday 5 April 2017
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University sexual assault project will see results for students

The Australian Human Rights Commission is unwavering in our commitment to ensuring the national project on sexual assault and sexual harassment at universities presents an accurate picture of the current situation at Australia's universities and...
Wednesday 5 April 2017
Commissioner June Oscar. Photo courtesy ABC TV

Welcome June Oscar, Australia’s Social Justice Commissioner

Story by Isaiah Dawe.Aboriginal leader and advocate, June Oscar AO, is a proud Bunuba woman from Fitzroy Valley in Western Australia. She is also the first woman to be appointed as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner....
Monday 3 April 2017
Sydney LGBTIQ Mardi gras participant smiling, talking on iPhone with exquisite headdress

Human rights for trans and gender diverse people

Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) on 31March is a day to recognise and celebrate trans and gender diverse people in our communities.The Australian Human Rights Commission calls on all governments and communities to work together to overcome the...
Friday 31 March 2017

Hobart Oration

“A fair go for all: the state of human rights protection in Australia...
Thursday 30 March 2017
Refugee stares out to sea. Photo UNHCR & Shawn Baldwin

Updated: immigration snapshot

A new report on asylum seekers, refugees and human rights has been released today, aiming to give parliamentarians, key commentators and the community a clear understanding of the human rights issues that arise from Australia’s refugee and asylum...
Thursday 30 March 2017