President announces National Summit on Human Rights

The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM will today announce plans for a National Summit on Human Rights.Professor Croucher will announce the National Summit at the 2018 Human Rights Awards at...
Friday 14 December 2018

Winners announced - 2018 Human Rights Awards

The Honourable Justice Peter McClellan AM and Chrissie Foster have won the prestigious 2018 Human Rights Medal for their enormous contribution to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.Chrissie Foster has long...
Friday 14 December 2018

New approach to Closing the Gap Strategy welcomed

The Close the Gap Campaign has welcomed the COAG agreement to work in genuine partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the Refreshed Closing the Gap Strategy.COAG has recognised that in order to effect real change,...
Thursday 13 December 2018

Religious Freedom announcement

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) welcomes the release of the Religious Freedom Review.The Commission looks forward to assessing any legislative proposals when they are released in order to ensure that they appropriately balance human...
Thursday 13 December 2018

Encryption law falls short on rights safeguards

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow warns significant threats to human rights remain despite some improvements to Australia’s encryption law.“Police and security agencies must be equipped with robust powers to protect our national security....
Friday 7 December 2018

Time to act on constitutional recognition

The current and former Social Justice Commissioners have called for political leadership to ensure the recommendations of the Joint Select Committee on constitutional recognition are realised.The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice...
Friday 30 November 2018

Workplace Sexual Harassment Inquiry - Call for limited waiver of NDAs

Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, is calling on Australian employers to  issue a limited waiver of confidentiality obligations in non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) for the purpose of allowing people to make a confidential...
Tuesday 20 November 2018

Modern Slavery and Beyond

As the Federal Senate debates the Modern Slavery Bill this week, the 2018 Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights takes place in Sydney today with modern slavery prevention as the key theme.It’s the fifth time the Global Compact Network...
Tuesday 13 November 2018

Australia’s children: report to the UN

The Australian Human Rights Commission has submitted a report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, detailing the key human rights concerns for children. The UN Committee is currently considering Australia’s progress in meeting its...
Tuesday 6 November 2018

Wiyi Yani U Thangani - this is your time to have your say

 The Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO is calling for submissions from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls and key organisations for the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project.As part of the project, Commissioner...
Thursday 1 November 2018

Pages