older woman hands

More older women face homelessness

While property prices remain high and women face additional challenges to wealth accumulation, the number of older women at risk of homelessness will continue to rise, warns Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson.“We have an ageing...
Wednesday 10 October 2018
Chin Tan

Race Discrimination Commissioner appointed

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes Mr Chin Tan as the incoming Race Discrimination Commissioner.Mr Tan was most recently Director of Multicultural Engagement at Swinburne University in Melbourne.Prior to this Mr Tan was Chairperson and...
Friday 5 October 2018
Human Rights and Technology

Rights and tech project moves into new phase

So far, more than 100 experts and community leaders have told the Commission what the rise of new technologies, like artificial intelligence, mean for our human rights.The Human Rights & Technology Project is creating a reform framework to...
Thursday 4 October 2018
montage of 2017 human rights awards

Inspiring Stories of Human Rights

Be part of the excitement and emotion at the 2018 Human Rights Awards as we celebrate some of the people doing extraordinary human rights work in Australia.  Tickets are now on sale.Each year we recognise more than forty-five individuals and...
Wednesday 3 October 2018
Arthur Jeffrey with Cici Hong by Rose Connors Dance

Bridging age divides with art

What does life look like at 100?  Who are Sydney’s oldest residents? And what can they tell us about life and aging?On International Day of Older Persons, Age Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Kay Patterson, is proud to launch the exhibition ‘100: a...
Monday 1 October 2018