Australian Police. Creative Commons photo by A. Van Leen

Commissioners welcome moves by police to tackle racism

 The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed moves by Australia and New Zealand police services to tackle racism and improve engagement with racially and culturally diverse communities.In a joint initiative, Australia and New Zealand Police...
Thursday 15 November 2018
Rosalind Croucher, Padma Raman and Business & Human Rights delegates

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
Chin Tan

Commissioner Tan meets with African Australian communities

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan has told members of African Australian communities he wants to continue working together to combat racism and promote social harmony.Speaking at the African Think Tank Conference Dinner in Melbourne,...
Monday 12 November 2018
Composite of photos of 2018 Human Rights Medal finalists

2018 Human Rights Medal - finalists announced

Photo: (top left to right) Dr Barri Phatarfod, Father Rod Bower, Antoinette Braybrook, (bottom left to right) The Hon Peter McClellan AM QC, Chrissie Foster and Catherine Barrett.Finalists for the most prestigious awards of its kind in Australia –...
Friday 9 November 2018
Don Dale detention centre sign

Urgent action needed over Don Dale Youth Detention Centre

The Australian Human Rights Commission has called for urgent action after the latest incident at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in the Northern Territory.The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO and...
Thursday 8 November 2018

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