painted image of detained child behind wire fence, grasping it

Inquiry announced: Time to reassess children held in immigration detention

Ten years ago, the Australian Human Rights Commission produced its report, ‘A Last Resort? National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention’. When that National Inquiry was announced, there were over 700 children in immigration detention....
Monday 3 February 2014
Michael Kirby

The Hon Michael Kirby to kick off RightsTalks 2014

Former High Court Justice Michael Kirby will speak at this year’s first Rights Talk on the subject ‘So you think human rights in Australia is difficult? Try North Korea’.In March 2013, The UN Human Rights Council established a Commission of Inquiry...
Wednesday 29 January 2014
Tim Soutphommasane with Adam Goodes

Embrace pride and patriotism, says Race Discrimination Commissioner

Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has urged Australians to celebrate our achievements and to reflect on the nature of Australian patriotism and citizenship.  Dr Soutphommasane and broadcaster Adam Spencer hosted the ABC TV coverage...
Tuesday 28 January 2014
Head and shoulders portrait of Fred Chaney AO

Australia Day honours prove to be ‘age positive’

For many years, the Commission has been advocating the importance of the contribution that older people do and can make to our community. A glance at the 2014 Australia Day Honours List and the Australian of the Year Award winners provides an...
Tuesday 28 January 2014

Adam Goodes, Australian of the Year: 'empowering and inspiring'

The Australian Human Rights Commission is "absolutely delighted" that its anti-racism ambassador, Adam Goodes (pictured), has been named Australian of the Year 2014."It's a fantastic achievement; we're absolutely delighted that Adam Goodes has been...
Saturday 25 January 2014