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

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

Wiyi Yani U Thangani - this is your time to have your say

 The Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO is calling for submissions from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls and key organisations for the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project.As part of the project, Commissioner...
Thursday 1 November 2018

Too old to work at 50: Survey

A new survey on attitudes to employing older workers has found that up to 30 per cent of Australian employers are still reluctant to hire workers over a certain age, and for more than two thirds of this group, that age was over 50.The survey of more...
Wednesday 31 October 2018

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

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

Finalists for Government Award revealed

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

Finalists announced – 2018 Human Rights Law Award

The five finalists for the 2018 Human Rights Awards’ Law Award have been selected, with two from Western Australia competing for the prize.“We have received the highest number of entries for the Law Award since the Human Rights Awards the awards...
Monday 15 October 2018

Statement by Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow

“The Commission will consider the Religious Freedom Review, and any proposals for reform, once the report is officially released.“Any law reform proposal must protect the rights of everyone in Australia.“The Commission made six recommendations to...
Wednesday 10 October 2018

Race Discrimination Commissioner

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes Mr Chin Tan as the incoming Race Discrimination Commissioner.Mr Tan was most recently Director of Multicultural Engagement at Swinburne University in Melbourne.Prior to this Mr Tan was Chairperson and...
Friday 5 October 2018

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