Australian Human Rights Commission - AHRC


Indigenous leaders focus on health funding in May 2017 budget

08-May-2017 7:07 AM
The Close the Gap campaign has a close eye on the Federal Government's commitment to Indigenous health in its May 2017 budget.

Funding for community legal centres protects human rights

25-Apr-2017 11:23 AM
The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed federal government funding for community legal centres.

Indigenous leaders call for immediate action on health equality

15-Mar-2017 8:54 AM
After 10 years and despite bipartisan support for closing the gap, Australian governments at all levels are failing Australia’s First Peoples. But there is a way forward.

Businesses missing out by ignoring diverse customers

27-Feb-2017 6:00 AM
27 FEBRUARY 2017: One in three customers from diverse backgrounds ceased a sale in the past 12 months because they were not treated fairly or respectfully, according to a new report released today by the Australian Human Rights Commisssion and Deloitte.

Commission welcomes new Social Justice Commissioner

09-Feb-2017 1:59 PM
The Australian Human Rights Commission is pleased to welcome June Oscar AO as the incoming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.

Commission welcomes discussion paper on elder abuse

12-Dec-2016 9:55 AM
The Commission is calling on all interested parties – including organisations and professionals in health, law, social work, banking, financial services, aged care and other disciplines – to review the Australian Law Reform Commission’s latest Discussion Paper on elder abuse.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice report launched today

07-Dec-2016 8:15 AM
The Australian Human Rights Commission today launches a state-of-the-nation report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice and native title.

Social Justice Report 2016 delivers agenda for reform

01-Dec-2016 3:58 PM
The Social Justice and Native Title Report 2016, tabled today in Federal Parliament, includes an agenda for reform based on solutions proposed by Indigenous Australians.

Commission announces five Human Rights Medal finalists

17-Nov-2016 5:38 PM
Mental health educator Ingrid Ozols; human rights advocate Dr John-Paul Sanggaran; the chair of the Lowitja Institute, Patricia Anderson AO; lawyer Deng Adut; and disability advocate Paul Nunnari are finalists for the 2016 Australian Human Rights Medal.

Human Rights Commission announces Business Award finalists

16-Nov-2016 3:34 PM
Five finalists have been announced in the business category of the 2016 Australian Human Rights Awards, to be presented in Sydney on 9 December.

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