Person browsing Commission website

Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize 2018

The Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize is an annual competition for school students aimed to promote research and discussion of racism among young people.
Friday 9 March 2018 to Tuesday 12 June 2018
Two men holding hands, getting married

Marriage equality

The Australian Human Rights Commission considers that the fundamental human rights principle of equality means that civil marriage should be available, without discrimination, to all couples, regardless of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity....
Wednesday 15 November 2017 to Tuesday 9 January 2018
Person browsing Commission website

Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize 2017

The Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize is an annual competition for school students aimed to promote research and discussion of racism among young people.
Thursday 24 August 2017 to Sunday 31 December 2017
huge stadium full of people

Roundtable on human rights and mega sporting events in the Commonwealth

Roundtable on human rights and mega sporting events in the CommonwealthOn 31 October 2016 the Australian Human Rights Commission and KPMG co-hosted a roundtable on human rights and mega sporting events in the Commonwealth on 31 October 2016 in...
Friday 4 November 2016 to Saturday 31 December 2016
Woman sitting at computer looking at AHRC website

Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize 2016

2016 Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize is an annual competition for school students aimed to promote research and discussion of racism among young people.
Thursday 23 June 2016 to Friday 28 October 2016
Children's Rights Report 2015 - available now

Children want a family free from violence

Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child gives to every child the absolute right to live free from all forms of violence, and requires protection for children who are exposed to and witness family and domestic violence....
Monday 7 March 2016 to Saturday 31 December 2016
Hand holding house toy

Effects of family and domestic violence on children and young people

About this projectIn 2015 the National Children’s Commissioner conducted research and consultations on the impact of family and domestic violence on children and young people. The Commissioner’s investigation involved a series of expert roundtables...
Tuesday 1 December 2015 to Tuesday 5 June 2018
Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson

Religious Freedom Roundtable

At the commencement of his term, the Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson conducted a national consultation on rights and responsibilities. The outcomes from this consultation are outlined in the Rights and Responsibilities Consultation Report 2015...
Thursday 5 November 2015 to Friday 19 February 2016
Different coloured tennis shoes

Trans, Gender Diverse & Intersex Participation in Australian Sports

In 2015, former Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson, announced a national survey on the participation of transgender, gender diverse and intersex people in sport to ensure their rights are protected in the policies and practices of sporting codes....
Thursday 20 August 2015 to Thursday 3 September 2015
Dr Tim Soutphommasane with the cover of his book "I'm not racist but..."

I'm Not Racist But... 40 years of the Race Discrimination Act

New 2015 book by the Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane
Friday 5 June 2015 to Thursday 31 December 2015

Pages