Kenneth Roth Human Rights Watch

Talking tech and human rights

We are watched like never before. Governments, corporations and others are using new technologies to gather huge amounts of information about us. How will this unprecedented surveillance affect our human rights?The Australian Human Rights Commission...
Wednesday 21 March 2018
Students with Commissioners

High school students tackle racism

School students from Holroyd High School, Pymble Ladies College and Sydney Boys High School have spoken powerfully about multiculturalism, belonging and racial discrimination.  The students addressed a morning tea hosted by Race Discrimination...
Wednesday 21 March 2018
UN Flags

Race, Disability and Human Rights at the UN

Three of our Commissioners have recently presented to the United Nations on the human rights situation in Australia.Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane provided a video address to the Human Rights Council on March 19 about the “...
Monday 19 March 2018
National Children's Commissioner Megan Mitchell

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell reappointed

Newly reappointed National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has welcomed the opportunity to continue strengthening protections for the rights of children in Australia.Attorney-General Christian Porter today announced Commissioner Mitchell’s...
Thursday 15 March 2018
Commissioners Kate Jenkins and June Oscar with Minister For Women, Hon Kelly O'Dwyer MP

Commissioners attend UN’s largest gathering on gender equality

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO will this week place the issues facing Australian women on the international stage.Commissioner Jenkins and...
Thursday 15 March 2018

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