Workplace Sexual Harassment in the Northern Territory

Earlier this week, I visited Darwin to hold consultations and meetings for the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into workplace sexual harassment.Despite the sweltering heat – I’m a born and bred Melburnian – it was a great week....
Thursday 18 October 2018
2018 Government Award

Finalists revealed - 2018 Government Award

Four finalists have been selected from a diverse range of nominations for the 2018 Human Rights Awards’ Government Award.This year marks the first time our Awards recognise Government as a stand-alone category.“There are many Government groups and...
Wednesday 17 October 2018
Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan

No place for racism in Federal parliament

The Australian Human Rights Commission says parliamentary motions designed to divide Australians and inflame racial tension and discord in our community must always be rejected.Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan says Australia is a highly...
Wednesday 17 October 2018
Mer (Murray) Island

Social Justice Commissioner hears from Torres Strait Islander women & girls

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has been moved by the stories of women and girls living in the Torres Strait.Commissioner Oscar visited Thursday, Saibi and Mer (Murray) Islands to hear about life...
Monday 15 October 2018
Law award finalists 2018

Finalists announced – 2018 Human Rights Law Award

The five finalists for the 2018 Human Rights Awards’ Law Award have been selected, with two from Western Australia competing for the prize.“We have received the highest number of entries for the Law Award since the Human Rights Awards began in 1987...
Monday 15 October 2018
older woman hands

More older women face homelessness

While property prices remain high and women face additional challenges to wealth accumulation, the number of older women at risk of homelessness will continue to rise, warns Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson.“We have an ageing...
Wednesday 10 October 2018
Chin Tan

Race Discrimination Commissioner appointed

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes Mr Chin Tan as the incoming Race Discrimination Commissioner.Mr Tan was most recently Director of Multicultural Engagement at Swinburne University in Melbourne.Prior to this Mr Tan was Chairperson and...
Friday 5 October 2018
Human Rights and Technology

Rights and tech project moves into new phase

So far, more than 100 experts and community leaders have told the Commission what the rise of new technologies, like artificial intelligence, mean for our human rights.The Human Rights & Technology Project is creating a reform framework to...
Thursday 4 October 2018
montage of 2017 human rights awards

Inspiring Stories of Human Rights

Be part of the excitement and emotion at the 2018 Human Rights Awards as we celebrate some of the people doing extraordinary human rights work in Australia.  Tickets are now on sale.Each year we recognise more than forty-five individuals and...
Wednesday 3 October 2018
Arthur Jeffrey with Cici Hong by Rose Connors Dance

Bridging age divides with art

What does life look like at 100?  Who are Sydney’s oldest residents? And what can they tell us about life and aging?On International Day of Older Persons, Age Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Kay Patterson, is proud to launch the exhibition ‘100: a...
Monday 1 October 2018