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Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Suspicious email warning

The Australian Human Rights Commission is aware of a suspicious email circulated on January 18, falsely claiming to be from Commission staff.

The email is sent from the address legalright @, which is not an email address used by the Commission.

Recipients are advised not to open any attachments and to delete the email.

The Commission has reported the email to relevant law enforcement.

Finalists for 2018 Government Award revealed

Four finalists have been selected from a diverse range of nominations for the 2018 Human Rights Awards’ Government Award.

This year marks the first time our Awards recognise Government as a stand-alone category.

“There are many Government groups and individuals helping others overcome discrimination and isolation and building tolerance and respect in the community and further afield,” said Australian Human Rights Commission President, Professor Rosalind Croucher.

The finalists are;

‘Shylock and anti-semitism—reflections on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights’


I begin by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet and pay my respect to the elders, past and present, and to acknowledge emerging community leaders of the Wadjuk people of the Nyungar nation and acknowledge any Indigenous guests attending today.

Senate file listing: 1 Jan 2018 - 30 June 2018

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Race politics is back

This opinion piece by the Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Southphommasane was published by Fairfax media on August 6, 2018

Corporate Plan 2018-2019


Submission: Independent review of the Australian Public Service (2018)



1. The Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) welcomes the opportunity to make this submission to the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service.

Racism. It Stops With Me Award. Nominate today!

The ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ award recognises organisations and individuals that have made an extraordinary contribution to reducing or preventing racism in Australia.

“We must continue to counter racism wherever it arises in our society,” said Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane. “We are proud to recognise some of the countless people across the country who are working in their communities, schools, clubs and workplaces to combat racial discrimination.”