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Race, Disability and Human Rights at the UN

Three of our Commissioners have recently presented to the United Nations on the human rights situation in Australia.Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane provided a video address to the Human Rights Council on March 16 about the “...
Saturday 17 March 2018
St Andrews Cathedral. Wikipedia creative commons image by TTaylor

Commission makes recommendations to Religious Freedom Review

The Australian Human Rights Commission has today made six recommendations to the Religious Freedom Review, which was commissioned last year to evaluate the strength of existing religious protections in Australia.The Commission recommends, in its...
Wednesday 14 February 2018
Johnathan Thurston, Human Rights Medal Winner, with Commission President Rosalind Croucher

Johnathan Thurston wins Human Rights Commission medal

Johnathan Thurston has won the Australian Human Rights Commission’s prestigious 2017 Human Rights Medal.Human Rights Commission President, Professor Rosalind Croucher, presented the medal to Mr Thurston at today’s Human Rights Awards ceremony. Over...
Friday 8 December 2017
Human Rights Medal finalists 2017

‘Great Australians’ to be recognised in 2017 Human Rights Awards

From an outstanding field of nominees, eight great Australians today will receive a prestigious 2017 Human Rights Award at a ceremony at the Westin Hotel Sydney, starting at noon.Presented by the Australian Human Rights Commission to mark...
Friday 8 December 2017
Female workers in a garment factory. Wikimedia Commons Marlssa Orton

Human Rights Commission backs calls for modern slavery law

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has welcomed the call – across political lines – for a modern slavery act in Australia.A sub-committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade yesterday tabled its final report,...
Friday 8 December 2017