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Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Indigenous Defence Project

Defence has requested the Australian Human Rights Commission to complete a project on the attraction, recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Defence Australian Public Service (Defence APS).

Rights & Responsibilities 2014
Rights Rights and Freedoms

Rights & Responsibilities 2014

The Human Rights Commissioner is conducting a national consultation about how well we currently protect people’s rights and freedoms in Australia.
Kate Jenkins and Defence
Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Collaboration for Cultural Reform in Defence

The Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) collaborates with Defence to support and improve Defence’s cultural reform priorities. The Commission—Defence Collaboration is held up internationally as a unique example of a positive and productive partnership between a national human rights...
What does the 2014 report says
Children's Children's Rights

Child-friendly version of the Children's Rights Report 2014

In December 2014, the National Children's Commissioner published a child-friendly version of her Children’s Rights Report 2014. The child-friendly report is a short, easy-to-read summary of the contents of the National Children's Commissioner's report to Parliament. The National Children's...
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Race Race Discrimination

RightsEd curriculum resources - Race

The Australian Human Rights Commission has developed new RightsEd resources to assist students to gain a critical understanding of human rights and responsibilities. RightsEd resources are mapped to the national curriculum and include interactive activities, worksheets and assessment tasks. The...
Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Violence against women

Violence against women continues to be one of the most prevalent human rights abuses in Australia, and around the world.
Students at Sacred Heart Primary in Perth WA
Children's Children's Rights

Privacy resources

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (the CRC) gives children and young people special rights to privacy, and in some cases these rights should be protected by the law. Article 16 of the CRC states: 1. No child shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy,...
Sogi Story - comic cover of two males holding hands over a background of comic panels
Identity LGBTI

Sogi's Story

This is SOGI’s Story, but it’s many others too. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is pervasive across many parts of the world. Addressing this burden of discrimination has been identified as a key issue by the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights...
Race Race Discrimination

Workplace Cultural Diversity Tool

The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched a free online tool to help businesses enhance productivity through a culturally diverse workplace. Based on international best practice, the Workplace Cultural Diversity Tool is a ‘how to’ guide to workplace cultural diversity. Why should we focus...
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Disability Disability Rights

National Disability Forum 2014

As part of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s ongoing commitment to the protection and promotion of the rights of people with disabilities, Disability Discrimination Commissioner the Hon. Susan Ryan AO is holding a National Disability Forum on 15 September 2014. Participation in the forum will...