Finalists announced – Individual Community Award

Five outstanding Australians have been named as finalists for the 2017 Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual Award.“There are so many individuals working tirelessly to improve human rights in our communities,” said President of the...
Friday 10 November 2017

Media Award Finalists

This year saw a substantial increase in the number of nominations for the Media Award.“The large number of nominations for the media category is testament to the strength of Australian journalism despite a rapidly changing media landscape.“It is...
Wednesday 8 November 2017

Finalists announced for Young People's Medal

A diverse range of finalists will be vying for the 2017 Young People’s Medal, with judges revealing their top five nominees.“I congratulate this outstanding group of young people for their dedication to advancing human rights,” said Commission...
Tuesday 7 November 2017

Finalists announced for Community Organisation Award

The Australian Human Rights Commission has announced five finalists for the Human Rights Awards in the Community Organisation category.The award is presented each year to a non-government or community based organisation with a proven track record in...
Friday 3 November 2017

Business and Human Rights: award finalists

Five Australian businesses, including financial services company Allianz and publisher Lexis Nexis, are on the shortlist for the 2017 Human Rights Business Award.Also shortlisted are the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC),...
Thursday 2 November 2017

Coalition of organisations unite against modern slavery

A coalition of organisations will today release a Statement of Support for the development of legislation to combat Modern Slavery.It’s estimated that more than 40 million people are living in some form of modern slavery around the world, including...
Tuesday 31 October 2017

Australia adds its human rights expertise to UN Council

Australia’s election to the United Nations Human Rights Council acknowledges the expertise and leadership Australia brings to international human rights, according to the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Rosalind Croucher.
Tuesday 17 October 2017

Powerful anti-racism message comes to a screen near you

 Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has brought the anti-racism message home, launching a set of advertisements for broadcast on national TV and for streaming to millions of desktop computers and hand-held devices around...
Thursday 5 October 2017

Proposed modern slavery legislation ‘a good first step’

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has welcomed a Federal Government proposal to legislate against modern slavery.Commissioner Santow said Government plans to require large businesses to report annually on their actions to address modern...
Wednesday 16 August 2017

New data shows widespread sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities

One in five (21%) students were sexually harassed in a university setting in 2016 and 1.6% of students were sexually assaulted in a university setting on at least one occasion in 2015 or 2016, according to a landmark report on sexual assault and...
Tuesday 1 August 2017