Modern slavery ‘hidden in plain sight’

The Federal Government’s proposed Modern Slavery Bill 2018 would require mandatory annual reporting by large businesses and organisations on the risks of modern slavery in their supply chains and operations.The Bill would also require the Federal...
Tuesday 3 July 2018

Commission releases OPCAT interim report

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released an interim report on how Australia should implement a major anti-torture treaty to ensure detained people are not subjected to ill treatment.Australia ratified the Optional Protocol to the...
Tuesday 19 June 2018
Ms Padma Raman

Padma Raman Awarded Public Service Medal

The Governor-General has awarded the Public Service Medal to Executive Director of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Padma Raman.The Medal recognises “outstanding service” by employees of the federal, state, territory and local governments....
Monday 11 June 2018
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Major project to focus on human rights and technology

Big data, artificial intelligence and social media are upending how we live, work and communicate. How can we protect our basic human rights? Leaders in industry, government and academia will explore the human rights implications of unprecedented...
Tuesday 22 May 2018
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Identity matching bills threaten our rights

Proposed identity matching laws threaten the privacy of Australians and pose a high risk to other human rights, Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow today told a Parliamentary Joint Committee.Commissioner Santow said the bills should not be made...
Thursday 3 May 2018