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
Jeremy Fernandez

Jeremy Fernandez to host Human Rights Awards: tickets still available!

Tickets are still available for the Australian Human Rights Commission’s annual Human Rights Awards on Friday 8 December 2017 at the Westin Hotel in Sydney.Jeremy Fernandez, ABC News journalist and presenter, will host this year’s Awards and help us...
Friday 1 December 2017
World AIDS day

Stigma standing in way of right to health: World AIDS Day

All Australians have a human right to health but stigma continues to act as a barrier to HIV prevention and treatment, says Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow.Commissioner Santow’s comments come on World AIDS Day, a time to raise awareness...
Friday 1 December 2017

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