Willing to Work Issues Paper: Older Australians

Issues paper: Employment discrimination against older Australians

This Paper is the one of two Issues Papers for the Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination against Older Australians and Australians with Disability. This paper focuses on issues facing older Australians, while the other...
2015
Know Your Rights Indigenous Brochure 2014

Know your rights: Aboriginal Torres Strait Islanders

This brochure explains what racial discrimination is and what you can do it you experience it, as well as the work of the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner in relation to...
2015
Resilient Individuals: Sexual Orientation Gender Identity & Intersex Rights Report 2015 cover

Resilient Individuals: Sexual Orientation Gender Identity & Intersex Rights 2015

Message from the CommissionerThe role of the Human Rights Commissioner is to raise systemic public policy issues that impact on human rights, and seek reform.The Commission has in its legislation commissioners responsible for age, disability, race...
2015
Cover - Annual Report 2013-14

Annual Report 2013-14

The role of the Australian Human Rights Commission is to see that human rights and fundamental freedoms are understood and respected in law, policy and practice. The Commission is independent from government, with a legislative mandate, and...
2015
Members of the ACCG

Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians Communique 20–21 May 2015

The ACCG meets twice each year, and aims to promote and protect the safety, well-being and rights of children and young people in Australia, and ensure that the best interests of children and young people are considered in public policy and program...
2015
Cover of 'War and Peace: The ANZAC spirt and human rights

War and Peace: The ANZAC spirit and human rights

This publication is a series of papers given by the various speakers at the Australian Human Rights Commission’s 'War and Peace: The Anzac spirit and human rights' 2014 seminar. These papers represent the views of the speakers, not the Commission....
2015
Age Prevalence Report 2015 cover image

National prevalence survey of age discrimination in the workplace 2015

Foreword    The longevity revolution is underway, inexorably.The number of Australians aged 65 and over is projected to more than double by 2055, when there will be around 40,000 people aged 100 and over. Life expectancy continues to increase. In...
2015
Information and Communications Technology in the Australian Public Service – the need for change

Information and Communications Technology in the Australian Public Service – the need for change

The low rate of employment of people with disability in the Australian Public Service (APS) is unsatisfactory in terms of the government’s broader objectives, and from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s perspective in terms of the right to...
2015
Cover - Rights and responsibilities consultation report 2015. Women with back to camera holding up a sign saying 'Freedom'

Rights & Responsibilities Consultation Report

Rights & Responsibilities 2014 was a national consultation conducted by the Human Rights Commissioner between August and December 2014. The consultation examined how well people think their human rights and freedoms are protected in Australia.
2015

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