Commissioner Edward Santow

Protecting human rights in the era of artificial intelligence

The Australian Human Rights Commission has officially launched a major three-year project examining technology and human rights.The project was launched at the Human Rights and Technology conference in Sydney, attended by more than 400 people from...
Tuesday 24 July 2018
Assistant Commissioner Peter Thurtell and his colleagues at NSW Police

Work to begin on anti-racism training for Australian and New Zealand police...

The Australian Human Rights Commission will begin working with the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) with the aim of developing principles and guidelines on anti-racism and cultural diversity training for police.The Race...
Monday 23 July 2018
Photo of 2017 Youth Medal Finalists

2018 Human Rights Awards: Nominate a young person today!

Australia is lucky to have a wealth of young people who are making a real difference on human rights issues – from racism, mental health and Indigenous affairs, to sex discrimination, disability rights and LGBTIQ issues. Each year, the Young Person’...
Thursday 19 July 2018
A Future Without Violence: Report

A future without violence for people with disability

Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin released a report today, A Future Without Violence: Quality, safeguarding and oversight to prevent and address violence against people with disability in institutional settings.Commissioner...
Monday 16 July 2018
June Oscar AO NAIDOC Person of the Year

Commissioner June Oscar AO named NAIDOC Person of the Year

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has been named the NAIDOC Person of the Year at the National NAIDOC Awards.Commissioner Oscar received the award in recognition of her work championing the rights of...
Saturday 14 July 2018