Australian Human Rights Commission, free and equal

Human Rights Commissioner supports equality

The Australian Human Rights Commission encourages all eligible Australians to participate in the upcoming postal survey on marriage equality.Today’s High Court decision enables the postal survey to proceed. Australia's Human Rights Commissioner,...
Thursday 7 September 2017
Celebrating the marriage of Curtis Yee and John Berry

What the law allows: discrimination and the SDA

Discussions about marriage equality often lead to questions about anti-discrimination law and religious freedom. Here's how the Sex Discrimination Act currently balances religious freedom and protection from discrimination.It is generally unlawful...
Friday 1 September 2017
Wear it Purple group shot

Wear it Purple tells young people to feel safe and proud

The Australian Human Rights Commission today celebrates Wear it Purple Day in support of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people.Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow said Wear it Purple sends an important message to young LGBTI...
Friday 25 August 2017
Equality, it's in our chemistry

Same Sex: Same Entitlements. Are we there yet?

When the Australian Human Rights Commission released its Same-Sex: Same Entitlements report, 58 federal laws were identified as discriminating against same-sex couples and in some cases, their children.At the report’s launch 10 years ago, then...
Thursday 22 June 2017
Mardi Gras 2017

Human rights for LGBTI people: still much to do

The Australian Human Rights Commission acknowledges International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on 17 May 2017.“International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia is an important opportunity to reflect on...
Wednesday 17 May 2017

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