Nominations deadline extended - Sunday 19 August 2018

Human Rights Awards deadline extended: Nominate Now!

The Australian Human Rights Commission has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2018 Human Rights Awards to Sunday 19 August 2018.“Our annual Human Rights Awards acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of the many extraordinary...
Monday 6 August 2018
Edward Santow

My Health Records privacy protections strengthened

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow welcomes the Australian Government’s commitment to strengthen privacy protections under My Health Records.Health Minister Greg Hunt yesterday announced the Government would amend the My Health Records Act 2012...
Wednesday 1 August 2018
Commissioner Edward Santow

Protecting human rights in the era of artificial intelligence

The Australian Human Rights Commission has officially launched a major three-year project examining technology and human rights.The project was launched at the Human Rights and Technology conference in Sydney, attended by more than 400 people from...
Tuesday 24 July 2018

Modern slavery ‘hidden in plain sight’

The Federal Government’s proposed Modern Slavery Bill 2018 would require mandatory annual reporting by large businesses and organisations on the risks of modern slavery in their supply chains and operations.The Bill would also require the Federal...
Tuesday 3 July 2018

Commission releases OPCAT interim report

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released an interim report on how Australia should implement a major anti-torture treaty to ensure detained people are not subjected to ill treatment.Australia ratified the Optional Protocol to the...
Tuesday 19 June 2018