Attorney-General to open Religious Freedom Roundtable

Federal Attorney-General George Brandis QC will open the inaugural Religious Freedom Roundtable on 5 November at the Australian Human Rights Commission.Participants include members of the Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Catholic, Anglican, Baha’i, Russian...
Wednesday 4 November 2015

New resource helps business promote jobs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Employers looking to hire Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a new resource from the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).‘Targeted recruitment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – A guideline for employers’ was...
Tuesday 27 October 2015

Rights of children as consumers in the spotlight

In National Children’s Week, Australia’s Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has called for a national conversation on the rights of children as consumers.Commissioner Mitchell says marketing to children is big business and this raises serious...
Monday 26 October 2015

Crucial step forward on health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

The National Health Leadership Forum (NHLF) welcomes the launch of the Australian Government’s Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023.The Implementation Plan was developed in partnership with...
Thursday 22 October 2015

Close the Gap Campaign welcomes plan for health equality

Chair of the Close the Gap Campaign Mick Gooda has welcomed the launch of the Australian Government’s Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023.Mr Gooda, who is also the Aboriginal and Torres...
Thursday 22 October 2015

Commission responds to detention changes on Nauru

The Australian Human Rights Commission today repeats its call for the Federal Government to end the detention of asylum seekers on Nauru and for them to be returned to Australia for processing.The call comes after the announcement that the Nauru...
Friday 9 October 2015

Race Discrimination Commissioner calls for calm ahead of planned protests

Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane has called for calm ahead of planned protests outside mosques in Parramatta and Bendigo.Commissioner Soutphommasane said the tragic shooting in Parramatta last Friday should not be used to...
Friday 9 October 2015

Commission celebrates first Indigenous person to Senior Counsel

Wiri man Tony McAvoy has been appointed to the prestigious position of Senior Counsel, making him the first ever Indigenous Australian to receive the title.Since 1988 when his legal career began, the Queenslander has developed extensive experience...
Friday 25 September 2015

Human Rights Awards deadline extended until September 25

It’s that time of year again, when the Australian Human Rights Commission calls on communities, organisations and people from all walks of life throughout the country, to put their hand up or nominate someone they know for the Australian Human...
Monday 14 September 2015

Commission responds to Citizenship Bill

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the report of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security on the draft Citizenship Bill.The Commission made a written submission to the Committee in relation to this inquiry, and the...
Monday 7 September 2015

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