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THE AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
March 24, 2020
This week, staff at the Australian Human Rights Commission were planning to gather to farewell our colleague Megan Mitchell, who has finished her seven-year term as Australia’s inaugural National Children’s Commissioner.
While we had looked forward to celebrating Megan and her significant achievements as Commissioner, those celebrations have of course now been postponed and we look forward to gathering at a later date.
Pursuant to the Senate Order for entity contracts the following table sets out contracts entered into by the Australian Human Rights Commission which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more (GST inclusive) and which:
a. have not been fully performed as at 31 December 2019, or
b. which have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 31 December 2019
In this e-bulletin:
- Young and Female Workers at Risk
- Successful UN Visit
- Australian Launch of UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty
- Use of Force in Immigration Detention
- Human Rights Awards Finalists Announced
- Children's Commissioner Visits Indonesia
- Shaping the Disability Agenda
- See below for more...
Fourteen complaints about the use of force in immigration detention form the basis for a comprehensive thematic report by the Australian Human Rights Commission tabled in Parliament
The report considers the practices of handcuffing detainees, use of physical force within centres including arm and elbow locks, operations conducted by the Emergency Response Team (ERT), and the use of face masks.
We’re thrilled to announce the finalists for our Government, Law, and Racism. It Stops With Me award categories.
These finalists were chosen from a large group of prestigious nominees and are committed to the promotion of human rights in areas ranging from LGBTQI+ rights, to the prevention of slavery and human trafficking.
Please see below for this year’s finalists:
Armidale Regional Council