Commission welcomes new President

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the appointment of a new President to replace Professor Gillian Triggs, who departs at the end of July after a five-year term.The Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC today announced...
Tuesday 20 June 2017

Call to action – end elder abuse

To coincide with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Australian Human Rights Commission is calling on all Australians to recognise the rights of older people and end the abuse and neglect so many of them face.The call comes as the Australian Law...
Thursday 15 June 2017

Awards nominations open

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Human Rights Awards, giving all Australians the opportunity to nominate individuals, organisations, businesses or community groups for their dedication to human rights.The eight Awards categories are:Human...
Friday 9 June 2017

Government urged to commit to Close the Gap priorities

The Close the Gap campaign calls on the Federal Government to prioritise Indigenous health in its May 2017 budget.The Campaign's 2017 Budget Position paper lists nine priorities that will help close the gap in health inequality for Aboriginal and...
Sunday 7 May 2017

Statement from Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins

Today’s News Ltd report does not accurately reflect the Australian Human Rights Commission's position on steps that we should take to improve gender balance in the workforce.Earlier this year, the Australian Human Rights Commission made a submission...
Monday 1 May 2017

Release date for university sexual assault report confirmed

The Australian Human Rights Commission today announced that it will release its national report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities on Tuesday 1 August 2017.“This project is an important milestone in confronting the...
Friday 28 April 2017

Human rights and investment opportunities – why they go hand in hand

A new report detailing the strong business case for the financial services industry to consider human rights in their investment decisions will be released today, as investors around the globe become more focussed on responsible investing.Human...
Thursday 27 April 2017

Funding for community legal centres protects human rights

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes federal government funding for community legal centres.“Community legal centres are vital in protecting the basic human rights of disadvantaged people in Australia.“I am very pleased that Attorney-...
Monday 24 April 2017

Businesses missing out by ignoring diverse customers

One in three customers from diverse backgrounds ceased a sale in the past 12 months because they were not treated fairly or respectfully, according to a new report released today by the Australian Human Rights Commisssion and Deloitte.The report -...
Monday 27 February 2017

Commission welcomes new Social Justice Commissioner

The Australian Human Rights Commission is pleased to welcome June Oscar AO as the incoming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.Ms Oscar, a proud Bunuba woman from Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia, has devoted her...
Thursday 9 February 2017

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