Orchid - a symbol of Intersex

Intersex Awareness Day

Intersex Awareness Day on October 26 was created by the global intersex movement to share personal stories and histories and to promote the rights of people born with variations in sex characteristics.The United Nations Free & Equal campaign...
Friday 26 October 2018
2018 Community Org Award finalists

2018 Community Organisation Award finalists

The judging panel for the 2018 Human Rights Awards has revealed the finalists for this year’s Community Organisation Award Category.62 organisations from around the country were nominated for their valuable contribution to the community.One of these...
Friday 26 October 2018
Refugee Children on Nauru - photo credit World Vision

Media Statement - Children on Nauru

The Australian Human Rights Commission urges the Australian Government to address growing concern about the health and wellbeing of refugees and asylum seekers subject to third country processing.The Commission acknowledges that the Australian...
Tuesday 23 October 2018
2018 Human Rights Awards

2018 Human Rights Business finalists announced

Five outstanding Australian business are in the running for the 2018 Human Rights Awards’ Business Award.They are;Gilbert + TobinFor over a decade, Gilbert + Tobin’s Indigenous Cadetship Program has been supporting Indigenous law students through...
Tuesday 23 October 2018
school children

Commission welcomes National Apology

The Australian Human Rights Commission today welcomes the Prime Minister’s National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, which will take place this morning at Parliament House in Canberra.The National Children’s...
Monday 22 October 2018
Commissioner June Oscar AO with Prof Tom Calma and Mick Gooda

Social Justice Commissioners offer pathway forward for constitutional...

 The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO and all the former Social Justice Commissioners have called for a referendum on constitutional recognition within five years.Commissioner Oscar joined with former...
Friday 19 October 2018
Composite of Racism. It Stops With Me Award finalist photos and logos

Finalists revealed – Racism. It Stops With Me Award

Once again we have an impressive line-up of finalists for the 2018 ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ trophy.This Human Rights Awards category, now in its fourth year, has attracted more than 100 nominees since conception. It is a unique opportunity to...
Friday 19 October 2018

Workplace Sexual Harassment in the Northern Territory

Earlier this week, I visited Darwin to hold consultations and meetings for the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into workplace sexual harassment.Despite the sweltering heat – I’m a born and bred Melburnian – it was a great week....
Thursday 18 October 2018
Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan

No place for racism in Federal parliament

The Australian Human Rights Commission says parliamentary motions designed to divide Australians and inflame racial tension and discord in our community must always be rejected.Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan says Australia is a highly...
Wednesday 17 October 2018
2018 Government Award

Finalists revealed - 2018 Government Award

Four finalists have been selected from a diverse range of nominations for the 2018 Human Rights Awards’ Government Award.This year marks the first time our Awards recognise Government as a stand-alone category.“There are many Government groups and...
Wednesday 17 October 2018