Australian leadership falls short on cultural diversity

If you want to see what Australia’s multicultural success looks like, go to a high school prize night in one of our major cities. Chances are you’ll see children of migrants dominating the prize-winners.It’s not just anecdotal observation. Just last...
Wednesday 11 April 2018
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins

University of New England engages AHRC to review residential colleges

The Australian Human Rights Commission will conduct an independent review of residential colleges at the University of New England (UNE) in the regional centre of Armidale, NSW.The University has seven residential colleges, currently home to...
Monday 9 April 2018
Commissioners Kate Jenkins and June Oscar AO at WOW Festival

Celebrating Women - Commissioners attend WOW Festival in Brisbane

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO have joined thousands of women in Brisbane at the Women of the World (WOW) Festival.The three day event has...
Friday 6 April 2018

Women of the World Festival 2018

Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Wurundjeri yani U. Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri thangani. Yaningi miya ngindaji Muwayi ingga winyira ngarragi thangani.  Yathawarra, wilalawarra...
Friday 6 April 2018
Hands holding iphone over kaleidescope of Facebook profiles. Photo by Pixabay

Facebook privacy investigation welcomed

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the Privacy Commissioner’s investigation into whether Facebook has breached Australia’s privacy laws.  Acting Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk today launched a formal...
Thursday 5 April 2018
ALRC Report 133 cover, Aboriginal Artwork

Governments urged to seriously consider Pathways to Justice report

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has urged Federal, State and Territory governments to genuinely consider the Australian Law Reform Commission’s report into the over-representation of Indigenous...
Wednesday 28 March 2018
Launch of This Girl Can with Kate Jenkins

Sex Discrimination Commissioner helps launch This Girl Can - Victoria

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins says women’s equal participation in sport and physical activity is an important lever for change and for progress towards gender equality.Commissioner Jenkins helped launch This Girl Can - Victoria in...
Monday 26 March 2018
multicultural students at Australian school - stock photo

Have your say on child rights in Australia

We will soon report to the United Nations on how Australia is meeting its international obligations to children and now is your chance to be heard.National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell is calling for submissions from all people and...
Monday 26 March 2018
Kenneth Roth Human Rights Watch

Talking tech and human rights

We are watched like never before. Governments, corporations and others are using new technologies to gather huge amounts of information about us. How will this unprecedented surveillance affect our human rights?The Australian Human Rights Commission...
Wednesday 21 March 2018
Students with Commissioners

High school students tackle racism

School students from Holroyd High School, Pymble Ladies College and Sydney Boys High School have spoken powerfully about multiculturalism, belonging and racial discrimination.  The students addressed a morning tea hosted by Race Discrimination...
Wednesday 21 March 2018