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Proposed modern slavery legislation ‘a good first step’

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has welcomed a Federal Government proposal to legislate against modern slavery.Commissioner Santow said Government plans to require large businesses to report annually on their actions to address modern...
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Nominations Deadline Extended - celebrating those who champion human rights and equality

Commission extends deadline for Awards nominations

The Australian Human Rights Commission today announced it is extending the deadline for nominations for this year’s Human Rights Awards to 4 September 2017.Commission President, Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher, urged individuals, businesses and...
Monday 14 August 2017
Gillian Triggs at farewell 2017

Thank you and farewell, Gillian Triggs

After five years, Professor Gillian Triggs is this week stepping down as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission.The Commission warmly thanks Professor Triggs for her service. She recently reflected on the highlights of her Presidency:I...
Friday 28 July 2017
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Act on anti-slavery, says Human Rights Commissioner

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has backed calls to enact anti-slavery legislation and to move on marriage equality.In a speech to the Tamar Valley Peace Festival on 27 July, Commissioner Santow said 18 Australian religious leaders had...
Friday 28 July 2017
Arash Bordbar and UNHCR trainees

From asylum seeker to young leader: Arash Bordbar

By Isaiah Dawe.Arash Bordbar is a 23 year-old refugee from Iran and an inspiring advocate for refugees’ access to education and employment opportunities.In December 2016, Arash was awarded the Young People’s Human Rights Medal. Arash was amazed. “I...
Thursday 6 July 2017

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