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
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