Project explores rights of Australians born with variations in sex...

The Australian Human Rights Commission is examining how best to protect the human rights of people born with variations in sex characteristics.The project will learn about the experiences of people born with bodies that do not meet the medical or...
Monday 6 August 2018
Georgie Stone

Five years of federal protections for LGBTI Australians

Today marks five years of federal protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status in Australia.These protections were included in the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 on 1 August 2013 and...
Wednesday 1 August 2018
woman graduating uni

Universities audited on response to Change the course report

Today marks one year since the release of the landmark Change the course report into sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.To coincide with the anniversary, the Australian Human Rights Commission has conducted an audit of...
Wednesday 1 August 2018
Photo of AHRC President, Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM - Nominate today!

Human Rights Awards 2018 – Nominations close soon!

2018 is a special year for the Human Rights Awards, marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration underpins international human rights law and inspires us to work to ensure all people can gain freedom,...
Wednesday 1 August 2018
Edward Santow

My Health Records privacy protections strengthened

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow welcomes the Australian Government’s commitment to strengthen privacy protections under My Health Records.Health Minister Greg Hunt yesterday announced the Government would amend the My Health Records Act 2012...
Wednesday 1 August 2018

Multicultural Australia is mainstream Australia

Multicultural Australia is mainstream AustraliaSpeech to Arab Council Australia, Fairfield East, Sydney31 July 2018I join in recognising the Darug people and acknowledging them as the traditional owners of the land on which we meet. To Mary Shalhoub...
Tuesday 31 July 2018
Adelaide Immigration Transit Accommodation

Commission releases immigration detention inspection reports

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released the reports of its inspections of the Adelaide Immigration Transit Accommodation (AITA) and Perth Immigration Detention Centre (PIDC) facilities.The AITA and PIDC are small facilities, each with a...
Tuesday 31 July 2018
Beyond the Pale report launch

Beyond the Pale: Cultural Diversity on ASX 100 Boards

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane said the make-up of Australia’s top 100 ASX listed companies fails to reflect the nation’s cultural diversity.Commissioner Soutphommasane made the comments at the launch of a ground-breaking...
Monday 30 July 2018

Avoiding a monocultural bunyip aristocracy

Avoiding a monocultural bunyip aristocracyRemarks at the launch of Beyond the Pale30 July 2018University of Sydney Business SchoolIt’s wonderful to be back at the Business School and back on Gadigal land and I want to also join in paying my respects...
Monday 30 July 2018
Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane present the award to last year's winner, Cohealth Arts Generator Sisters and Brothers Program

Racism. It Stops With Me Award. Nominate today!

The ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ award recognises organisations and individuals that have made an extraordinary contribution to reducing or preventing racism in Australia.“We must continue to counter racism wherever it arises in our society,” said...
Monday 30 July 2018