Nominations closing soon

Time’s running out to get your nomination in for the 2017 Human Rights Awards, with nominations closing next week.We all know someone, or perhaps a business or organisation, that deserves to be recognised for their inspiring work; for their devotion...
Wednesday 9 August 2017
Garma Festival

‘We want our voices heard in Parliament’: Garma 2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar has told Garma 2017 she is convinced the proposal to enshrine an Indigenous voice to Parliament would address the powerlessness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...
Friday 4 August 2017
Image of the cover of the change the course report

Report shines a light on universities

The Australian Human Rights Commission today released its landmark report on the nature and extent of sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.The data in the Change the course report is based on a national survey completed by...
Tuesday 1 August 2017
Aboriginal man, Melbourne street art

Cultural strength is key to suicide prevention

The worst response to suicide within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is to ignore social disadvantage and instead attribute the loss of life to individual failure or weakness.“Addressing the social disadvantage plaguing our...
Monday 31 July 2017
Gillian Triggs at farewell 2017

Thank you and farewell, Gillian Triggs

After five years, Professor Gillian Triggs is this week stepping down as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission.The Commission warmly thanks Professor Triggs for her service. She recently reflected on the highlights of her Presidency:I...
Friday 28 July 2017