Gillian Triggs and Sister Claire Condon

Human Rights Medal awarded to Sister Clare Condon

Sister Clare Condon, a “woman of integrity, compassion and great fortitude”, has won the 2013 Human Rights Medal.The Human Rights Commission President, Professor Gillian Triggs, presented the Medal to Sister Clare at the Human Rights Awards, held in...
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Finalists for the 2013 human rights medal

Human Rights Awards recognise inspirational Australians

Australia’s most inspiring human rights advocates will be celebrated tomorrow at the 2013 Human Rights Awards.From a record number of nominations, the Australian Human Rights Commission has selected 40 finalists for 10 awards.Ian Thorpe, who won the...
Monday 9 December 2013
Ruby Rose with school children in a group shot around a BackMeUp banner

BackMeUp winners announced!

It’s been a few months since Ruby Rose told a hall full of students that cyberbullying is “way uncool” as she launched the Australian Human Rights Commission’s BackMeUp 2013 – a video competition aimed at helping teenagers overcome cyberbullying,...
Tuesday 12 November 2013
Megan with school kids in classroom

Children and Young People Have Their Say

Like all good things, The Big Banter is coming to an end and the National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, is calling for last minute ideas on what she should be prioritising.So far, Commissioner Mitchell has met with over 1,000 children and...
Friday 20 September 2013
Ruby Rose at the BackMeUp launch 2013

Ruby Rose and the b-word

OK, so cyberbullying is way uncool. That's what I think anyway. And I know a thing or two about what it's like to be on the receiving end.I'm Ruby Rose. And I have something to say that may just change the way you feel about yourself and others.Many...
Wednesday 21 August 2013