Practical Justice Initiative - Indigenous Lecture Series

  Practical Justice Initiative Indigenous Lecture SeriesUniversity of New South WalesJune OscarAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice CommissionerAustralian Human Rights CommissionThursday 9 November 2017Acknowledgements [Introduction...
Thursday 9 November 2017
Unleashing the power of gender equality: Priorities of Kate Jenkins Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Unleashing the Power of Gender Equality

People often say change takes time, but change takes action.That’s the view of Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, who spoke at a PwC event in Sydney today, to release Unleashing the Power of Gender Equality.Commissioner Jenkins said the...
Wednesday 8 November 2017
2017 Media Award finalists - composite of photos and graphics

Media finalists for the 2017 Human Rights Awards announced

This year saw a substantial increase in the number of nominations for the Media Award.“The large number of nominations for the media category is testament to the strength of Australian journalism despite a rapidly changing media landscape.“It is...
Wednesday 8 November 2017
Man looking at sea

Australia and Papua New Guinea share responsibility for resolving Manus Island...

The Australian Human Rights Commission is concerned about the current situation for refugees and asylum seekers at the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre. The situation has been described by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (...
Wednesday 8 November 2017
Composite of photos of Young People's Human Rights Medal finalists 2017

2017 Young People's Medal finalists announced

A diverse range of finalists will be vying for the 2017 Young People’s Medal, with judges revealing their top five nominees.“I congratulate this outstanding group of young people for their dedication to advancing human rights,” said Commission...
Tuesday 7 November 2017
ABS marriage law postal survey

Postal Survey – accessible or not?

The issue of marriage equality has been a big topic of conversation amongst Australians in recent months.  Much of this has been driven by the Australian government’s decision to undertake the Marriage Law Postal Survey, which comes to an end on 7...
Tuesday 7 November 2017
 (Left to right) Isaiah Dawe (NSW), Tristan Duggie (NT), Sophie Coffin (WA), Leeonee Thompson (QLD), Brayden Grogan (QLD), Matika Jane (NSW), Tara Tonkin (NSW), Tyrell Sinclair (SA), Sharna Bartley (ACT)

Learning about Native American Culture

Written by Isaiah DaweA group of nine young Indigenous leaders from across Australia recently went to America to learn from Native Americans as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program.They were on a mission to learn about their history...
Monday 6 November 2017
Community Organisation finalist logos

Five community organisations named as finalists for Human Rights Awards

The Australian Human Rights Commission has shortlisted five finalists in the Community Organisations category of the Human Rights Awards.The award is presented each year to a non-government or community based organisation with a proven track record...
Friday 3 November 2017
Perth skyline

Five businesses shortlisted for human rights award

Five Australian businesses are on the shortlist for the 2017 Human Rights Business Award.They are financial services company Allianz, publisher LexisNexis, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC), marketing agency The Copy...
Thursday 2 November 2017
Dr Jackie Huggins and Dr Tim Soutphommasane at the Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture 2017

Dr Huggins delivers keynote address

The annual Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture was held in Sydney last night, with Dr Jackie Huggins, Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples delivering the keynote address.
Wednesday 1 November 2017

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