Fourth National Survey on workplace sexual harassment

The Australian Human Rights Commission has begun the fourth national survey into workplace sexual harassment.The Commission has undertaken regular surveys on workplace sexual harassment since 2002.The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins...
Friday 13 April 2018

Australian leadership falls short on cultural diversity

Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has revisited his Leading for Change (2016) report and found a persistent lack of cultural diversity among leaders in business, politics, government and universities.On 11 April 2018, the...
Wednesday 11 April 2018

AHRC to review residential colleges at the University of New England

The Australian Human Rights Commission will conduct an independent review of residential colleges at the University of New England (UNE) in the regional centre of Armidale, NSW.The University has seven residential colleges, currently home to...
Monday 9 April 2018

Pathways to Justice - ALRC report welcomed by Commissioner June Oscar AO

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has urged Federal, State and Territory governments to genuinely consider the Australian Law Reform Commission’s report into the over-representation of Indigenous...
Wednesday 28 March 2018

Reappointment of National Children’s Commissioner

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the reappointment of National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell.Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, said Commissioner Mitchell would continue...
Thursday 15 March 2018

Commissioner June Oscar AO marks IWD with First Nations Women & Girls

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar is marking International Women’s Day with Indigenous women and girls in South Australia, for the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project.Commissioner Oscar said...
Thursday 8 March 2018

Children’s Rights Report shines light on teen parents

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell is calling on Australian governments to ensure all pregnant and parenting teenagers have access to education, a basic human right and a crucial tool for breaking the cycle of intergenerational...
Friday 2 March 2018

25 Years of the Disability Discrimination Act

The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Ms Catalina Devandas Aguilar, will be joining the Australian Human Rights Commission for a unique event to mark the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth...
Wednesday 28 February 2018

Close the Gap Campaign welcomes extension of the Tackling Indigenous Smoking programs

The Close the Gap Campaign welcomes the new investment in the successful ‘National Tacking Indigenous Smoking’ (TIS) programs.The Federal Minister for Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt announced the Federal Government will provide a further $183.7 million...
Monday 26 February 2018

Appalling behaviour at university residential colleges

As students and staff around Australia return to university, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins is urging Australian universities to continue the work needed to prevent sexual harassment and sexual assaults on campus.“Since the release...
Monday 26 February 2018

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