Also available: Executive Summary Download PDF | Download Word Commissioner’s foreword Foreword from the Australian Human Rights Commissioner, Edward Santow This Discussion Paper sets out the Australian Human Rights Commission’s preliminary views on protecting and promoting human rights amid the...
Most Australian children grow up in safe and healthy environments and do well. However, there are some groups of children whose rights are not adequately protected, which impacts negatively on their wellbeing and ability to thrive.
This scorecard tells the story of how well children’s rights are protected and promoted across Australia. It tells us where we are doing ok, where we should be doing much better, and where we do not yet know enough to make an assessment of our performance.
The issue of the use of force in immigration detention has been raised in a range of complaints against the Department of Home Affairs received by the Commission. This report deals thematically with 14 complaints.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has conducted an inquiry into three complaints arising from the practice of the Australian Government of sending to Nauru families with young children who arrived in Australia seeking asylum.
Ms HM and Master YM v Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Home Affairs)  AusHRC 127 Report into arbitrary interference with family and failure to consider the best interests of the child Introduction to this inquiry This is a report setting out the findings of the Australian Human Rights...
This paper outlines what our current system of human rights protections looks like, how it is and isn’t effective in ensuring that government respects, protects and fulfils our human rights, why reforming the current system is critical, and options for reform.