Guidelines for special measures: Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth)

The Australian Human Rights Commission has published refreshed guidelines for the use of special measures under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth).Special measures are positive actions used to promote equality for disadvantaged groups, which are...
Thursday 6 December 2018
Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan

National conversation needed about hate, prejudice and racism

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan has called for a national conversation about hate, prejudice and racism.Speaking in Wollongong last night, at the Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra’s Annual General Meeting, Commissioner Tan...
Thursday 6 December 2018
Sydney Gay & Lesbian choir with rainbow flags and umbrellas

Last Chance for Awards Tickets

By Siobhan RyanDon’t miss your opportunity to hear from some of Australia’s leaders in human rights advocacy at this year’s Human Rights Awards, hosted by ABC presenter Jeremy Fernandez.This year’s finalists for the Human Rights Medal and Young...
Monday 3 December 2018
Commissioner Edward Santow speaking at the G7

Talking AI at the G7

Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has today discussed the opportunities and challenges artificial intelligence poses to our rights, at a G7 conference in Montreal.Building on the G7 Innovation Ministers’ Statement on Artificial...
Monday 3 December 2018
Child labour in brick kilns

Historic Modern Slavery Act enabled

The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed the passing of the country’s first Modern Slavery Act.The law requires companies with a turnover of more than $100 million to report on their efforts to address modern slavery in their operations...
Friday 30 November 2018