Australian Police. Creative Commons photo by A. Van Leen

Commissioners welcome moves by police to tackle racism

 The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed moves by Australia and New Zealand police services to tackle racism and improve engagement with racially and culturally diverse communities.In a joint initiative, Australia and New Zealand Police...
Thursday 15 November 2018
Rosalind Croucher, Padma Raman and Business & Human Rights delegates

Modern Slavery and Beyond

As the Federal Senate debates the Modern Slavery Bill this week, the 2018 Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights takes place in Sydney today with modern slavery prevention as the key theme.It’s the fifth time the Global Compact Network...
Tuesday 13 November 2018

African Think Tank Conference Dinner

Thank you to the African Think Tank, Haileluel, and all the conference organisers for having me this evening.I’ll start by acknowledging that we are on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, and I pay my respects to elders past,...
Monday 12 November 2018
Chin Tan

Commissioner Tan meets with African Australian communities

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan has told members of African Australian communities he wants to continue working together to combat racism and promote social harmony.Speaking at the African Think Tank Conference Dinner in Melbourne,...
Monday 12 November 2018
Composite of photos of 2018 Human Rights Medal finalists

2018 Human Rights Medal - finalists announced

Photo: (top left to right) Dr Barri Phatarfod, Father Rod Bower, Antoinette Braybrook, (bottom left to right) The Hon Peter McClellan AM QC, Chrissie Foster and Catherine Barrett.Finalists for the most prestigious awards of its kind in Australia –...
Friday 9 November 2018

Echoes of breaking glass: reflections on Kristallnacht

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYWe know the basic facts of Kristallnacht.  On the 9th and 10th of November 1938, mobs attacked Jews in Germany and neighbouring states. They did so freely; without restraint.  Many Jews were killed, many more were injured, and...
Thursday 8 November 2018
Don Dale detention centre sign

Urgent action needed over Don Dale Youth Detention Centre

The Australian Human Rights Commission has called for urgent action after the latest incident at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in the Northern Territory.The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO and...
Thursday 8 November 2018
Kids talking with Megan Mitchell about rights

Australia’s children: report to the UN

The Australian Human Rights Commission has submitted a report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, detailing the key human rights concerns for children. The UN Committee is currently considering Australia’s progress in meeting its...
Tuesday 6 November 2018
HRA Young Medal Finalists

2018 Young Persons’ Human Rights Medal

Photo: (top left to right) Madison Birtchnell, Scout Sylva-Richarson with her brother Jay (bottom left to right) Narayan Khanal, Saxon Mullins and Apajok Biar. Photo of Scout and Jay by Kruger Hot Images and the City of West Torrens. Once again, the...
Tuesday 6 November 2018
Composite of Media Award finalist photos and graphics

Finalists announced - 2018 Media Award

The media continues to make valuable contributions to human rights, equality and inclusion in Australia.Judges spent weeks going through more than 60 nominations from around the country and have revealed their five finalists for the 2018 Human...
Friday 2 November 2018