school children

Commission welcomes National Apology

The Australian Human Rights Commission today welcomes the Prime Minister’s National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, which will take place this morning at Parliament House in Canberra.The National Children’s...
Monday 22 October 2018
Commissioner June Oscar AO with Prof Tom Calma and Mick Gooda

Social Justice Commissioners offer pathway forward for constitutional...

 The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO and all the former Social Justice Commissioners have called for a referendum on constitutional recognition within five years.Commissioner Oscar joined with former...
Friday 19 October 2018
Racism. Its Stops With Me.

Finalists revealed – Racism. It Stops With Me Award

Once again we have an impressive line-up of finalists for the 2018 ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ trophy.This Human Rights Awards category, now in its fourth year, has attracted more than 100 nominees since conception. It is a unique opportunity to...
Friday 19 October 2018
2018 Government Award

Finalists revealed - 2018 Government Award

Four finalists have been selected from a diverse range of nominations for the 2018 Human Rights Awards’ Government Award.This year marks the first time our Awards recognise Government as a stand-alone category.“There are many Government groups and...
Wednesday 17 October 2018
Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan

No place for racism in Federal parliament

The Australian Human Rights Commission says parliamentary motions designed to divide Australians and inflame racial tension and discord in our community must always be rejected.Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan says Australia is a highly...
Wednesday 17 October 2018
Mer (Murray) Island

Social Justice Commissioner hears from Torres Strait Islander women & girls

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has been moved by the stories of women and girls living in the Torres Strait.Commissioner Oscar visited Thursday, Saibi and Mer (Murray) Islands to hear about life...
Monday 15 October 2018
Law award finalists 2018

Finalists announced – 2018 Human Rights Law Award

The five finalists for the 2018 Human Rights Awards’ Law Award have been selected, with two from Western Australia competing for the prize.“We have received the highest number of entries for the Law Award since the Human Rights Awards began in 1987...
Monday 15 October 2018
older woman hands

More older women face homelessness

While property prices remain high and women face additional challenges to wealth accumulation, the number of older women at risk of homelessness will continue to rise, warns Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson.“We have an ageing...
Wednesday 10 October 2018
Chin Tan

Race Discrimination Commissioner appointed

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes Mr Chin Tan as the incoming Race Discrimination Commissioner.Mr Tan was most recently Director of Multicultural Engagement at Swinburne University in Melbourne.Prior to this Mr Tan was Chairperson and...
Friday 5 October 2018
Human Rights and Technology

Rights and tech project moves into new phase

So far, more than 100 experts and community leaders have told the Commission what the rise of new technologies, like artificial intelligence, mean for our human rights.The Human Rights & Technology Project is creating a reform framework to...
Thursday 4 October 2018

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