#turn to love ForChristchurch - vigil in Melbourne

Solidarity and unity after the Christchurch attack

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan has joined thousands at a vigil in Melbourne for the victims of the New Zealand terror attack.Commissioner Tan offered his condolences and deepest sympathies to the victims and their families.“We stand...
Tuesday 19 March 2019

e-bulletin, 14 Feb 2019

Welcome to the Australian Human Rights Commission e-bulletin. Published monthly, this e-bulletin keeps you up-to-date with our programs, projects and news.Subscribe to receive it every month.In this e-bulletin:Empowering children with...
Saturday 16 March 2019
Photo of Kate Jenkins delivering the speech at the UN

63rd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Australian & Canadian government & Australian Human Rights Commission side event:Sexual harassment in the workplace – a global perspective Monday 11 March, 1.15pm – 2.30pmLocation: Conference Room 11, UN Headquarters Keynote address – Kate...
Tuesday 12 March 2019
Nhulunbuy IWD 2019

International Women's Day - Celebrating sisterhood

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has attended International Women's Day events in Darwin and Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory.“It is great to keep the conversations rolling about the importance...
Monday 11 March 2019

e-bulletin, 12 Feb 2019

Welcome to the Australian Human Rights Commission e-bulletin. Published monthly, this e-bulletin keeps you up-to-date with our programs, projects and news.Subscribe to receive it every month.In this e-bulletin:
Saturday 9 March 2019
Chin Tan and attendees at the African Australian Women's Day event

Celebrating African Australian women

By Siobhan RyanRace Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan spoke about the marginalisation of African Australian women at an International Women’s Day celebration hosted by the Community Migrant Resource Centre on March 7.The event celebrated African...
Friday 8 March 2019

Don't let the spotlight burn

This International Women’s Day I anticipate the usual round of queries asking: “When is International Men’s Day?” In a world where women receive 85 per cent of salary of men on average, when at least one woman a week dies at the hands of their...
Friday 8 March 2019
Wiyi Yani U Thangani artwork

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) funding announcement welcomed

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has welcomed the announcement of new funding for the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project.The Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion has...
Tuesday 5 March 2019
Céline Boutier, winner of the 2019 Vic Open. The Vic Open is one of the leading Australian golf events where men and women play on the same courses, at the same time, for equal prize money. Image courtesy of Golf Australia, and reproduced here with Ms Bou

Golf and equal opportunity

New guidelines for Australian golf clubs are being rolled out today in a bid to stop sex discrimination and increase female participation, which has been sliding over the past 50 years.Golf Australia and the Australian Human Rights Commission found...
Tuesday 5 March 2019
cybernetic imagery on human face

How do we make artificial intelligence more humane?

By Edward Santow (Australian Human Rights Commissioner) and Nicholas Davis (Head of Society and Innovation, Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum).We’ve all had something like it happen: one minute you’re searching for a present...
Tuesday 5 March 2019

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