Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan

National conversation needed about hate, prejudice and racism

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan has called for a national conversation about hate, prejudice and racism.Speaking in Wollongong last night, at the Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra’s Annual General Meeting, Commissioner Tan...
Thursday 6 December 2018
Sydney Gay & Lesbian choir with rainbow flags and umbrellas

Last Chance for Awards Tickets

By Siobhan RyanDon’t miss your opportunity to hear from some of Australia’s leaders in human rights advocacy at this year’s Human Rights Awards, hosted by ABC presenter Jeremy Fernandez.This year’s finalists for the Human Rights Medal and Young...
Monday 3 December 2018
Commissioner Edward Santow speaking at the G7

Talking AI at the G7

Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has today discussed the opportunities and challenges artificial intelligence poses to our rights, at a G7 conference in Montreal.Building on the G7 Innovation Ministers’ Statement on Artificial...
Monday 3 December 2018
Child labour in brick kilns

Historic Modern Slavery Act enabled

The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed the passing of the country’s first Modern Slavery Act.The law requires companies with a turnover of more than $100 million to report on their efforts to address modern slavery in their operations...
Friday 30 November 2018

Healing Our Spirit Worldwide 8th Gathering Closing Keynote Address

Introduction in BunubaThank you. Jalangurru lanygu balangarri - good afternoon everyone. Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Gadigal yani U. Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri thangani....
Thursday 29 November 2018

The Ongoing Legacy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

9th International Conference on Human Rights Education—Unleashing the Full Potential of Civil SocietyEmeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM President, Australian Human Rights Commission27 November 2018[Professor Croucher spoke to this paper. Some...
Tuesday 27 November 2018

The somewhat invisible world and extraordinary contributions of the AHRC

NSW Claims Discussion Group Inc23 November 2018[Professor Croucher spoke to this paper]Thank you, Dr Tim Channon, for inviting me to present this lunchtime address.I, too, pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging of the Gadigal people of...
Friday 23 November 2018

The Law Reform lessons for responding to elder abuse

DAVID WALLACE ADDRESS 201851ST AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF GERONTOLOGY CONFERENCE—‘ADVANCING, NOT RETIRING: ACTIVE PLAYERS, A FAIR FUTURE’22 November 2018EMERITUS PROFESSOR ROSALIND F CROUCHER AMPRESIDENT, AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION[Professor...
Thursday 22 November 2018
Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre white compound

Commission releases immigration detention inspection reports

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released the reports of its inspections of the Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre (CIIDC) and Brisbane Immigration Transit Accommodation (BITA) facilities.These reports follow the Commission’s...
Tuesday 20 November 2018

Time to let harassment victims speak

The #metoo movement globally has been about women speaking out, exposing perpetrators and sharing their stories. Locally, recent high profile sexual harassment cases have been about women who did not want to share their stories but had them shared...
Tuesday 20 November 2018

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