Young Australian boys playing soccer. A multicultural team.

Changes to the Racial Discrimination Act

The Commission welcomes today’s release by the Attorney-General of the exposure draft on changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.There was an increase in complaints received by the Commission under the Racial Discrimination Act in the previous...
Tuesday 25 March 2014
Child in immigration detention behind a fence

Inquiry team visits distressed children on Christmas Island

The Australian Human Rights Commission has made its first visit to children in immigration detention as part of its national Inquiry to see how detention impacts on them.Commission President, Professor Gillian Triggs recently returned from Christmas...
Monday 24 March 2014
It starts with us. The leadership shadow from Male Champions of Change

New resource released to assist managers with gender diversity

The Male Champions of Change have partnered with Chief Executive Women to launch a free and simple management model, called ‘The Leadership Shadow’, which will help leaders everywhere to listen, learn and lead by understanding the impact of their...
Monday 24 March 2014
Jennifer Westacott and Elizabeth Broderick

Gender reporting can benefit women and business at the same time

There has been a lot of coverage of the gender reporting debate recently. What is not being covered is the work that the Australian Human Right Commission and the Business Council of Australia are doing together to identify ways to improve and...
Friday 21 March 2014

Harmony Day: celebrate diversity and combat racism

As Australians celebrate cultural diversity on Harmony Day (21 March), we should remain mindful of the impact racism has on our society, according to Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane.“Racism has no place in today’s Australia. It...
Friday 21 March 2014