Human Rights and Technology

Encryption law fails on rights

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow warns significant threats to human rights remain despite some improvements to Australia’s encryption law.“Police and security agencies must be equipped with robust powers to protect our national security....
Friday 7 December 2018
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Guidelines for special measures: Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth)

The Australian Human Rights Commission has published refreshed guidelines for the use of special measures under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth).Special measures are positive actions used to promote equality for disadvantaged groups, which are...
Thursday 6 December 2018
Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan

Race Discrimination Commissioner wants national conversation about hate,...

I’ll start by acknowledging that we are gathered this evening on Dharawal country, and I pay my respects to the First Peoples of this land, and elders past, present and emerging.May I thank the Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra for the...
Thursday 6 December 2018
Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan

National conversation needed about hate, prejudice and racism

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan has called for a national conversation about hate, prejudice and racism.Speaking in Wollongong last night, at the Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra’s Annual General Meeting, Commissioner Tan...
Thursday 6 December 2018
Sydney Gay & Lesbian choir with rainbow flags and umbrellas

Last Chance for Awards Tickets

By Siobhan RyanDon’t miss your opportunity to hear from some of Australia’s leaders in human rights advocacy at this year’s Human Rights Awards, hosted by ABC presenter Jeremy Fernandez.This year’s finalists for the Human Rights Medal and Young...
Monday 3 December 2018
Commissioner Edward Santow speaking at the G7

Talking AI at the G7

Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has today discussed the opportunities and challenges artificial intelligence poses to our rights, at a G7 conference in Montreal.Building on the G7 Innovation Ministers’ Statement on Artificial...
Monday 3 December 2018
Child labour in brick kilns

Historic Modern Slavery Act enabled

The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed the passing of the country’s first Modern Slavery Act.The law requires companies with a turnover of more than $100 million to report on their efforts to address modern slavery in their operations...
Friday 30 November 2018

Healing Our Spirit Worldwide 8th Gathering Closing Keynote Address

Introduction in BunubaThank you. Jalangurru lanygu balangarri - good afternoon everyone. Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Gadigal yani U. Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri thangani....
Thursday 29 November 2018

The Ongoing Legacy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

9th International Conference on Human Rights Education—Unleashing the Full Potential of Civil SocietyEmeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM President, Australian Human Rights Commission27 November 2018[Professor Croucher spoke to this paper. Some...
Tuesday 27 November 2018

The somewhat invisible world and extraordinary contributions of the AHRC

NSW Claims Discussion Group Inc23 November 2018[Professor Croucher spoke to this paper]Thank you, Dr Tim Channon, for inviting me to present this lunchtime address.I, too, pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging of the Gadigal people of...
Friday 23 November 2018

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