Human Rights Day Oration

Measuring success, one year since the Northern Territory Royal Commission

The Hon Margaret White AO and Mick Gooda delivered the Human Rights Day Oration in Sydney last night, to mark the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights.The event also marked one year since the Royal Commission into the Protection...
Tuesday 11 December 2018
David Woodroffe receiving the 2017 Law Award with Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow and Commission President Rosalind Croucher; photographed by Matt Syers

Lawyer urges justice diversion for Indigenous youth

By Siobhan Ryan David Woodroffe, Principal Legal Officer for the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA), says diverting Aboriginal children away from the criminal justice system must be the priority of Northern Territory legal reform....
Tuesday 11 December 2018
Human Rights and Technology

Encryption law fails on rights

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow warns significant threats to human rights remain despite some improvements to Australia’s encryption law.“Police and security agencies must be equipped with robust powers to protect our national security....
Friday 7 December 2018

Guidelines for special measures: Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth)

The Australian Human Rights Commission has published refreshed guidelines for the use of special measures under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth).Special measures are positive actions used to promote equality for disadvantaged groups, which are...
Thursday 6 December 2018
Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan

National conversation needed about hate, prejudice and racism

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan has called for a national conversation about hate, prejudice and racism.Speaking in Wollongong last night, at the Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra’s Annual General Meeting, Commissioner Tan...
Thursday 6 December 2018