Skip to main content

Search

Past Projects

Photo: Older worker in a warehouse
Discrimination Age Discrimination

Working past our 60s

As a society, we have been slow to recognise that millions of older Australians are locked out of the workforce by age discrimination. We are only now starting to understand what a terrible waste of human capital this situation represents; a loss to the national economy and to businesses large and...
BackMeUp logo
Children's Children's Rights

Back Me Up

The campaign was launched to encourage young people to support their friends targeted by cyberbullying.
40,000 is a long time - mural at Redfern, NSW
Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

The Declaration dialogues

If we are serious about implementing the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples , an overarching policy framework based on human rights standards is essential to ensuring a holistic approach that addresses the needs and priorities identified by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples...
Rights Rights and Freedoms

Prisoners Rights

Prisoners, just like all other people, are entitled to enjoy their human rights. Prisoners can make complaints to the Commission about human rights breaches and discrimination that occurs in prison.
Women soldiers with helicopter. Image (c) Defence
Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Review into the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force

Review into the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force 2011-2013 The Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) conducted a Review, firstly of the treatment of women at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) (phase one) and, secondly, into the effectiveness of cultural...
test govinda
Discrimination Sex Discrimination

International Women’s Day - 8 March

International Women’s Day was first celebrated in 1911. The concept was proposed in 1910 at an International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen. Then on 19 March 1911, more than one million women and men attended International Women’s Day events across Austria, Denmark, Germany and...
Disability Disability Rights

Disability issues

This page provides links to resources from the Australian Human Rights Commission and from other organisations on disability issues in the following areas:
African Australian man
Race Race Discrimination

African Australians: Compendium (2010)

African Australians: human rights and social inclusion issues project A compendium detailing the outcomes of the community and stakeholder consultations and interviews and public submissions Download in PDF [739 KB] Download in Word [2.2 MB] Contents Complete Table of Contents 1 - Recognition of...
Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick with her 2010 Report: Gender Equality Blueprint
Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Commission report: Gender Equality Blueprint

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s 2010 Gender Equality Blueprint acknowledged violence against women as significantly affecting the public and private lives of Australians and sets out key strategies and recommendations for improved responses to violence against women. During her term from 2010...