National Statement of Principles for Child Safe Organisations - cartoon of six children holding hands

Child safe organisations

The Australian Human Rights Commission is to lead the development of a National Statement of Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
Wednesday 15 November 2017
Two men holding hands, getting married

Marriage equality

The Australian Human Rights Commission considers that the fundamental human rights principle of equality means that civil marriage should be available, without discrimination, to all couples, regardless of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity....
Wednesday 15 November 2017
Person browsing Commission website

Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize 2017

The Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize is an annual competition for school students aimed to promote research and discussion of racism among young people.
Thursday 24 August 2017
OPCAT banner

OPCAT: Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture

The Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) is an international agreement aimed at preventing torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. OPCAT...
Monday 7 August 2017
University students in lecture theatre (stock photo)

University sexual assault and sexual harassment project

The Australian Human Rights Commission has undertaken a National University Student Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment.
Tuesday 1 August 2017
Parliament House, Canberra

Human Rights Reports

Eleven reports from the President have been tabled in Parliament.
Wednesday 21 June 2017
Angelina and baby

Close the Gap: Indigenous Health Campaign

Working together to achieve health and life expectation equality for Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Sunday 7 May 2017
Happy group of participants waving at the Welcome to Shaping our Future disability consultation

Shaping our future: discussions on disability rights

The Disability Discrimination Commissioner met with over 1000 people in capital cities and regional centres across Australia and received 85 written submissions. The collection of stories, videos and infographics summarise what the Disability...
Thursday 6 April 2017
Conversation in Gender Equality

A conversation in gender equality 2017

A conversation in gender equality shares some of the common themes that emerged during the Commissioner’s consultations with more 1,000 people from every state and territory in Australia.The consultations focused on engaging with people from a...
Wednesday 8 March 2017
Hands reaching out through prison bars

National Children's Commissioner's work on OPCAT

In 2016 the National Children’s Commissioner conducted a national investigation into the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) and how it relates to children and young people detained in youth justice centres or adult...
Friday 2 December 2016

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