Don Dale detention centre sign

Urgent action needed over Don Dale Youth Detention Centre

The Australian Human Rights Commission has called for urgent action after the latest incident at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in the Northern Territory.The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO and...
Thursday 8 November 2018
Kids talking with Megan Mitchell about rights

Australia’s children: report to the UN

The Australian Human Rights Commission has submitted a report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, detailing the key human rights concerns for children. The UN Committee is currently considering Australia’s progress in meeting its...
Tuesday 6 November 2018
HRA Young Medal Finalists

2018 Young Persons’ Human Rights Medal

Photo: (top left to right) Madison Birtchnell, Scout Sylva-Richarson with her brother Jay (bottom left to right) Narayan Khanal, Saxon Mullins and Apajok Biar. Photo of Scout and Jay by Kruger Hot Images and the City of West Torrens. Once again, the...
Tuesday 6 November 2018
school children

Commission welcomes National Apology

The Australian Human Rights Commission today welcomes the Prime Minister’s National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, which will take place this morning at Parliament House in Canberra.The National Children’s...
Monday 22 October 2018
Characters from human rights education resources

New resource explains Australia’s democratic freedoms

Secondary teachers now have access to free online educational resources exploring Australia’s democratic freedoms, thanks to a unique partnership between education not-for-profit Cool Australia and the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).The...
Thursday 23 August 2018

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