‘The role of the Australian Human Rights Commission as the national human...

   Freedom18—the limits of religious freedomNSW Parliament House 23 May 2018[Professor Croucher spoke to this paper]IntroductionI begin my presentation by acknowledging the traditional custodians of this land, and pay my respect to the elders, past...
Wednesday 23 May 2018
Happy robot. Creative commons image

Major project to focus on human rights and technology

Big data, artificial intelligence and social media are upending how we live, work and communicate. How can we protect our basic human rights? Leaders in industry, government and academia will explore the human rights implications of unprecedented...
Tuesday 22 May 2018
Kate Jenkins at ANROWS National Research Conference

National data needed on domestic violence-related homicides

The right to live free from violence is a fundamental and core human right, and yet it is one which is not currently realised for far too many women and girls in Australia.Speaking at the ANROWS National Research Conference on Violence Against Women...
Thursday 17 May 2018
Magda Szubanski and Marriage Equality supporters celebrating

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

It was 28 years ago today that homosexuality was removed from the World Health Organization’s list of diseases.We rightly celebrate that historic moment of progress. But we should also remember that trans and gender diverse experiences, and intersex...
Thursday 17 May 2018
Kate Jenkins and ANROWS Heather Nancarrow

Human rights and violence against women: ANROWS National Conference

Good afternoon.I would like to start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and paying my respects to their elders past and present.I am very pleased to be here today to speak to...
Wednesday 16 May 2018
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins

Time for some home truths about sexual harassment

The following opinion piece by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins was published in the Age newspaper on May 3, 2018It’s time for some home truths about how we are talking about and dealing with sexual harassment cases.We need to stop...
Friday 4 May 2018
Photo of soldier having his iris scanned for identity

Identity matching bills threaten our rights

Proposed identity matching laws threaten the privacy of Australians and pose a high risk to other human rights, Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow today told a Parliamentary Joint Committee.Commissioner Santow said the bills should not be made...
Thursday 3 May 2018
Funeral Procession for Mulrunji, Palm Island.

Commission welcomes Palm Island decision

In one of the most significant racial discrimination cases in Australia’s history, the Queensland Government has agreed to apologise and deliver a $30 million settlement to residents of Palm Island for racial discrimination linked to riots in 2004....
Wednesday 2 May 2018
Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture

Imprisonment rates of Indigenous women a national shame

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has described the imprisonment rates of Indigenous women as a national disgrace.Commissioner Oscar delivered the Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture at the University of...
Wednesday 2 May 2018

2018 Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture, University of Western Australia

AcknowledgmentsGood evening everyone. I would like to acknowledge the Noongar people the custodians of this land, and all their elders, past, present and emerging.Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Wurundjeri yani U. Balangarri...
Wednesday 2 May 2018