Gillian Triggs and Commission legal officer at Senate Inquiry

Commission reveals details of 18c complaints

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released the details of both the QUT and Bill Leak complaints  under the Racial Discrimination Act.Below is an excerpt from the statement provided by Commission President, Professor Gillian Triggs to the...
Tuesday 21 February 2017
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Commission welcomes marriage equality report

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes a consensus report on marriage equality by a parliamentary Select Committee on the Exposure Draft Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 2016.The cross-party committee considered how to amend...
Thursday 16 February 2017
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Indigenous leaders deliver Redfern Statement to PM

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders have delivered the historic Redfern Statement direct to the Prime Minister at Parliament House, using the handover to demand a new relationship with government.Indigenous leaders gave the statement to...
Tuesday 14 February 2017
June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

June Oscar AO becomes 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
Hands reaching out through prison bars

OPCAT: improving conditions of detention

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the Australian Government’s decision to ratify and implement the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT).Under OPCAT,...
Thursday 9 February 2017

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