Intersectionality of age and gender

Intersectionality of age and gender7th National Australian Women Lawyers Conference'Investing in the future'(Check against delivery)26 August 2018“Older people” are often thought of as one homogenous group. How often have we heard – what do “older...
Friday 7 September 2018
Refugee Children on Nauru - photo credit World Vision

Commission calls for seriously ill Nauru children to be transferred

The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling on the Federal Government to urgently transfer any seriously unwell asylum seeker children – and their families – from Nauru to Australia. The Commission notes several recent cases where the Federal...
Wednesday 5 September 2018

Launch of Gilbert and Tobin papers addressing discrimination against people...

Recognition: A pathway to realising our rights and ending discriminationIntroduction in BunubaI recognise the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging.Good morning everyone, and welcome to the...
Tuesday 4 September 2018

Human rights are not a foreign language

Human Rights are not a foreign language—reflections on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human RightsEmeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AMPresident, Australian Human Rights CommissionUniversity of Adelaide Faculty of LawTuesday...
Tuesday 4 September 2018
Stock photo of asylum seeker boat

Changes to asylum seekers’ rights not justified: Commissioner

A law that would retrospectively make hundreds of asylum seekers ‘unauthorised maritime arrivals,’ is inconsistent with human rights principles, the Human Rights Commissioner has told a Senate Committee.Commissioner Edward Santow on Monday made oral...
Tuesday 4 September 2018

Standing with young LGBTI Australians

The Australian Human Rights Commission celebrates Wear it Purple Day in support of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.Wear it Purple was founded in Australian in 2010 in response to international reports of young...
Friday 31 August 2018

Speech to NSW & ACT Professional Standards Network

 IntroductionI would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet today, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and pay my respects to elders past, present and future.Many thanks to all of you for the chance...
Wednesday 29 August 2018
The Hon Dr Kay Patterson

Age Discrimination Commissioner visits NT

Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner is visiting the Northern Territory to explore the growing challenges of elder abuse and the increase in the number of older women at risk of homelessness.Dr Kay Patterson AO is meeting with older...
Wednesday 29 August 2018
Dr Kay Patterson speaking at the Collaborative Partnership

Partnership on mature age employment gets to work

The Collaborative Partnership on Mature Age Employment - chaired by Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson AO - has begun discussions on how to reduce workplace age discrimination.The Collaborative Partnership met for the first time on...
Friday 24 August 2018
Characters from human rights education resources

New resource explains Australia’s democratic freedoms

Secondary teachers now have access to free online educational resources exploring Australia’s democratic freedoms, thanks to a unique partnership between education not-for-profit Cool Australia and the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).The...
Thursday 23 August 2018