Kate Jenkins at the 2018 National Press Club

Everyone’s Business: 2018 Sexual Harassment Survey

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has released new figures today that show sexual harassment continues to be a major problem in Australian workplaces.Speaking at the National Press Club in Canberra, Commissioner Jenkins outlined the...
Wednesday 12 September 2018
Refugee Children on Nauru - photo credit World Vision

Commission calls for seriously ill Nauru children to be transferred

The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling on the Federal Government to urgently transfer any seriously unwell asylum seeker children – and their families – from Nauru to Australia. The Commission notes several recent cases where the Federal...
Wednesday 5 September 2018
Stock photo of asylum seeker boat

Changes to asylum seekers’ rights not justified: Commissioner

A law that would retrospectively make hundreds of asylum seekers ‘unauthorised maritime arrivals,’ is inconsistent with human rights principles, the Human Rights Commissioner has told a Senate Committee.Commissioner Edward Santow on Monday made oral...
Tuesday 4 September 2018

Standing with young LGBTI Australians

The Australian Human Rights Commission celebrates Wear it Purple Day in support of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.Wear it Purple was founded in Australian in 2010 in response to international reports of young...
Friday 31 August 2018
The Hon Dr Kay Patterson

Age Discrimination Commissioner visits NT

Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner is visiting the Northern Territory to explore the growing challenges of elder abuse and the increase in the number of older women at risk of homelessness.Dr Kay Patterson AO is meeting with older...
Wednesday 29 August 2018