Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre white compound

Commission releases immigration detention inspection reports

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released the reports of its inspections of the Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre (CIIDC) and Brisbane Immigration Transit Accommodation (BITA) facilities.These reports follow the Commission’s...
Tuesday 20 November 2018
Australian Police. Creative Commons photo by A. Van Leen

Commissioners welcome moves by police to tackle racism

 The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed moves by Australia and New Zealand police services to tackle racism and improve engagement with racially and culturally diverse communities.In a joint initiative, Australia and New Zealand Police...
Thursday 15 November 2018
Rosalind Croucher, Padma Raman and Business & Human Rights delegates

Modern Slavery and Beyond

As the Federal Senate debates the Modern Slavery Bill this week, the 2018 Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights takes place in Sydney today with modern slavery prevention as the key theme.It’s the fifth time the Global Compact Network...
Tuesday 13 November 2018
Chin Tan

Commissioner Tan meets with African Australian communities

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan has told members of African Australian communities he wants to continue working together to combat racism and promote social harmony.Speaking at the African Think Tank Conference Dinner in Melbourne,...
Monday 12 November 2018
Composite of photos of 2018 Human Rights Medal finalists

2018 Human Rights Medal - finalists announced

Photo: (top left to right) Dr Barri Phatarfod, Father Rod Bower, Antoinette Braybrook, (bottom left to right) The Hon Peter McClellan AM QC, Chrissie Foster and Catherine Barrett.Finalists for the most prestigious awards of its kind in Australia –...
Friday 9 November 2018