painted image of detained child behind wire fence, grasping it

Have you spent time as a child in an immigration detention facility? Or know...

The Australian Human Rights Commission is conducting an inquiry into the impact of immigration detention on children, and we would like to hear the voices of people who have had direct experience of detention. The Commission particularly wants to...
Wednesday 12 March 2014

Close The Gap Day: register your event for 20 March

Take a moment to register an event for National Close the Gap Day and encourage your colleagues, networks, friends and family to do the same.That’s the message from the Close the Gap campaign, which aims to have a record number of events registered...
Friday 7 March 2014
Four women of various ages watching a sunrise

International Women’s Day focus on flexible, family friendly work

On International Women’s Day, Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick has highlighted the fact that access to decent, safe and flexible work plays a key role in women’s long term economic security and in strengthening Australia’s economy...
Friday 7 March 2014
Navi Pillay at Human Rights 2011 event by the Australian Human Rights Commission

Human rights chief addresses Manus violence

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay will raise concerns about the Manus Island processing centre in her upcoming annual statement to the Human Rights Council.In her address, Dr Pillay will say that the recent violence “underscored the...
Thursday 6 March 2014
Disabled man in court room

Commission establishes database to help people with disability overcome justice...

The Australian Human Rights Commission has established a database that will list services and programs to help people with disability to access the criminal justice system.The information will also be available to those who work with the criminal...
Wednesday 5 March 2014

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