Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO

Commissioner June Oscar shares personal experiences of racism with Senate...

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has told a Senate Estimates committee of her personal experiences of racism.Appearing at the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee in Canberra,...
Thursday 24 May 2018
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Major project to focus on human rights and technology

Big data, artificial intelligence and social media are upending how we live, work and communicate. How can we protect our basic human rights? Leaders in industry, government and academia will explore the human rights implications of unprecedented...
Tuesday 22 May 2018
Kate Jenkins at ANROWS National Research Conference

National data needed on domestic violence-related homicides

The right to live free from violence is a fundamental and core human right, and yet it is one which is not currently realised for far too many women and girls in Australia.Speaking at the ANROWS National Research Conference on Violence Against Women...
Thursday 17 May 2018
Magda Szubanski and Marriage Equality supporters celebrating

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

It was 28 years ago today that homosexuality was removed from the World Health Organization’s list of diseases.We rightly celebrate that historic moment of progress. But we should also remember that trans and gender diverse experiences, and intersex...
Thursday 17 May 2018
Photo of soldier having his iris scanned for identity

Identity matching bills threaten our rights

Proposed identity matching laws threaten the privacy of Australians and pose a high risk to other human rights, Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow today told a Parliamentary Joint Committee.Commissioner Santow said the bills should not be made...
Thursday 3 May 2018