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
Bus Stop Films winner of 2016 Community Award

Community focus for Human Rights Awards: nominate now

For more than eight years, a small non-profit organisation called Bus Stop Films has helped build the life skills of people with an intellectual disability by making films for and about people from diverse backgrounds and abilities and offering...
Thursday 24 August 2017
University students in lecture theatre

Setting the record straight: Change the Course

By Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate JenkinsRecently, the Australian Human Rights Commission released a landmark report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.The Change the course report came after years of work by...
Wednesday 16 August 2017

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