animated characters from the Rights and Freedoms calendar

New education resources released

A new online calendar marking key historical human rights moments is now available, connecting the Commission’s existing education materials with interactive lessons that are directly linked to the Australian curriculum.The Rights and Freedoms...
Friday 22 March 2019
cybernetic imagery on human face

How do we make artificial intelligence more humane?

By Edward Santow (Australian Human Rights Commissioner) and Nicholas Davis (Head of Society and Innovation, Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum).We’ve all had something like it happen: one minute you’re searching for a present...
Tuesday 5 March 2019
AI White Paper

Commission partners with World Economic Forum on AI

The Australian Human Rights Commission and the World Economic Forum are working together to explore models of governance and leadership in artificial intelligence in Australia.This partnership focuses on the practical challenge of ensuring rising...
Friday 1 February 2019
Parliament of Australia

Citizenship bill weakens rights protections

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has told a parliamentary committee that enhanced citizenship stripping powers would weaken human rights protections and conflict with our obligations under international law.Commissioner Santow on Wednesday...
Wednesday 30 January 2019
Justice Peter McClellan AM and Chrissie Foster

Winners announced - 2018 Human Rights Awards

The Honourable Justice Peter McClellan AM and Chrissie Foster have won the prestigious 2018 Human Rights Medal for their enormous contribution to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.Chrissie Foster has long...
Friday 14 December 2018