Annual Report tabled in Parliament

The Australian Human Rights Commission’s 2014–15 Annual Report has been tabled in Federal Parliament.The Annual Report outlines the range of projects and activities undertaken by the Commission for the 2014–15 financial year. This includes human...
Monday 30 November 2015

Close the Gap Campaign renews calls for justice targets

The Close the Gap Campaign has welcomed an Australian Medical Association (AMA) recommendation for justice targets and justice reinvestment to be included in the Closing the Gap strategy.The AMA 2015 Report Card on Indigenous Health recommends...
Thursday 26 November 2015

Slam poet takes centre stage at Human Rights Awards

Abe Nouk knew only two words of English when his family fled war-torn Sudan 10 years ago.Now, the 25-year-old Melbourne resident is a slam poet who has a way with words and a capacity to illuminate basic human truths.The natural-born poet is also a...
Wednesday 25 November 2015

Online shopping can pose risks to children, Commissioner Mitchell warns

Australia’s Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has called on business to protect and advance the rights of children as consumers in online interactions and transactions.Commissioner Mitchell will today address the national Rights of the Child...
Friday 20 November 2015

Five exceptional Australians shortlisted for Human Rights Medal

The five Australians shortlisted for this year’s Human Rights Medal are “exceptional and inspiring individuals,” according to Australian Human Rights Commission president, Professor Gillian Triggs.Muslim leader and anti-domestic violence campaigner...
Wednesday 18 November 2015

Legal services recognised for human rights work

Legal professionals providing pro bono support to those in need have been recognised as finalists in the 2015 Human Rights Awards.The Law Award is awarded annually to an individual or an organisation with a track record in promoting and advancing...
Monday 16 November 2015

Coles and the Australian Rugby League Commission shortlisted for Human Rights award

Five Australian businesses committed to supporting human rights in the workplace and on the playing fields have been shortlisted for the 2015 Human Rights Business Award.One of the shortlisted businesses, Coles, is recognised for its long-running...
Thursday 12 November 2015

Community Advocates Recognised

President Gillian Triggs has announced the finalists for the Human Rights Community Award.“The Community Award recognises individuals and organisations that work for a fairer and more just Australia, often on a voluntary basis.“It is fitting that...
Monday 9 November 2015

Finalists announced for Commission’s new award category

Australian Human Rights Commission President Professor Gillian Triggs has congratulated the finalists of the 2015 Racism. It Stops With Me Award.“We received many high calibre nominations for the Commission’s newest award category, the Racism. It...
Friday 6 November 2015

Report finds persistent racial discrimination

Racial discrimination continues to affect many Australians, according to a new report by the Australian Human Rights Commission.Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane will launch the Freedom from Discrimination: Report on the 40th...
Thursday 5 November 2015

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