UN Conference of States Parties session, participation by delegates with disabilities

Supporting emerging young leaders with disability to participate in...

The Australian Government has announced it will provide $100,000 per year over three years to 2020-2021, to support people with disability and their representatives to attend key international human rights forum.Minister for Families and Social...
Wednesday 30 January 2019
Everyone's Business

Key employers on board for National Workplace Sexual Harassment Inquiry

In November 2018, Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, called on Australian employers to agree to a limited waiver of their confidentiality agreements to allow submissions on workplace sexual harassment for the duration of the...
Wednesday 30 January 2019
Parliament of Australia

Citizenship bill weakens rights protections

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has told a parliamentary committee that enhanced citizenship stripping powers would weaken human rights protections and conflict with our obligations under international law.Commissioner Santow on Wednesday...
Wednesday 30 January 2019
Ed Santow

No student should suffer discrimination

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released a submission supporting the urgent removal of exemptions that allow students to be discriminated against on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or pregnancy.The Commission has...
Thursday 24 January 2019
Kay Patterson

Work still to be done ending age discrimination in the workplace

The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AOAs Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner, I would love to be able to say our workplaces are free from ageism, that the fight is over and we no longer have to fear the devastating impact of discrimination.But this...
Thursday 24 January 2019
example of fake email

Suspicious email warning

The Australian Human Rights Commission is aware of a suspicious email circulated on January 18, falsely claiming to be from Commission staff.The email is sent from the address legalright @ humanrights.gov.au, which is not an email address used by...
Friday 18 January 2019
office discussion

National Workplace Sexual Harassment Inquiry – Submission Deadline Extended

The national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces, led by Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, has extended the submission deadline to 28 February 2019.This gives stakeholders and the public an extra month to...
Tuesday 18 December 2018
Justice Peter McClellan AM and Chrissie Foster

Winners announced - 2018 Human Rights Awards

The Honourable Justice Peter McClellan AM and Chrissie Foster have won the prestigious 2018 Human Rights Medal for their enormous contribution to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.Chrissie Foster has long...
Friday 14 December 2018

Saxon Mullins - Young People's Human Rights Medal winner

The 2018 Young People’s Human Rights Medal went to Saxon Mullins, who received a standing ovation. Saxon told her story of sexual assault on national television and highlighted the need for legal reforms. Her bravery led to a review of sexual...
Friday 14 December 2018
Rosalind Croucher

President announces 2019 National Summit

The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM will today announce plans for a National Summit on Human Rights.Professor Croucher will announce the National Summit at the 2018 Human Rights Awards at...
Friday 14 December 2018