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Rights Rights and Freedoms

Free and Equal Conference

The Free and Equal conference is the centrepiece of a national conversation and once-in-a-decade event. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Sydney on Tuesday October 8.

Discrimination Sex Discrimination

University of New England College Review

The Australian Human Rights Commission has been engaged by the University of New England (UNE) to conduct an independent review of its seven residential colleges. Through the review process, the Commission is seeking to gain a comprehensive understanding of: the culture at each UNE college,...
OPCAT
Rights Rights and Freedoms

OPCAT: Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture

The Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) is an international agreement aimed at preventing torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. OPCAT places an obligation to establish a system of regular...
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Rights Rights and Freedoms

Human Rights and Technology

Subscribe for updates About the Project The Australian Human Rights Commission is undertaking a major project on the relationship between human rights and technology. The project is being led by the Human Rights Commissioner, Edward Santow. For further details visit https://tech.humanrights.gov.au ....
Legal Legal

Uber Eats exemption

The Commission is interested in receiving submissions from interested people and parties about whether this temporary exemption should be granted.
Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Sexual harassment

The Commission is currently conducting the fourth national workplace sexual harassment survey, the results of which are due mid-2018.
Train exemption
Legal Legal

Train exemption

On 29 March 2018, the Australian Human Rights Commission gave notice of its decision in this matter.
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Race Race Discrimination

Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize 2018

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. Entries closed 11 May 2018. Who can enter Students in Years 10 and 11 at a...
Commissioner Megan Mitchell, Attorney General Christian Porter and Guests
Children's Children's Rights

Children's Rights Reports

The National Children's Commissioner produces a report every year on the state of children's rights in Australia.
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Children's Children's Rights

Child-friendly version of the Children's Rights Report

Hi, I’m Megan Mitchell, the National Children’s Commissioner. My job is to protect the rights of all children and young people in Australia and make sure that adults do everything they can to help children and young people grow up healthy and strong. I use a document called the Convention on the...
 Equality before the Law panel
Disability Disability Rights

DDA25 anniversary

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the commencement of the operation of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992
Bringing Them Home - interactive educational resource
Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Bringing Them Home - interactive educational resource

Bringing them Home was the name given to the final report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families conducted by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (now called the Australian Human Rights Commission). The National...
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Identity LGBTI

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. Position Paper Marriage equality in a changing...
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Race Race Discrimination

Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize 2017

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. Entries close 15 September 2017. Who can enter Students in Years 10 and 11 at...
Shaping our future: discussions on disability rights
Disability Disability Rights

Shaping our future: discussions on disability rights

Introduction The Disability Discrimination Commissioner is standing in front of a white background with the Australian Human Rights Commission logo. Download Introductory video transcript in Word Between October 2016 and March 2017 Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin conducted a...
A conversation in gender equality
Discrimination Sex Discrimination

A conversation in gender equality 2017

A conversation in gender equality shares some of the common themes that emerged during the Commissioner’s consultations with more 1,000 people from every state and territory in Australia. The consultations focused on engaging with people from a diverse range of communities and with a variety of life...