Australian Human Rights Commission - AHRC


Proposed modern slavery legislation ‘a good first step’

16-Aug-2017 3:27 PM
Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has welcomed a Federal Government proposal to legislate against modern slavery.

Photography competition open - $600 prize

13-Jul-2017 4:42 PM
The Australian Human Rights Commission is once again running its photography competition, with a $600 prize up for grabs for the most outstanding image!

Governments must end youth detention abuse

07-Jul-2017 10:11 AM
The Australian Human Rights Commission today expressed continuing and deep concern about the abuse of young people in detention.

Commission welcomes new President

20-Jun-2017 2:15 PM
The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the appointment of a new President to replace Professor Gillian Triggs, who departs at the end of July after a five-year term.

Call to action – end elder abuse

15-Jun-2017 10:00 AM
To coincide with World Elder Awareness Abuse Day, the Australian Human Rights Commission is calling on all Australians to recognise the rights of older people and end the abuse and neglect so many of them face.

Nominations open - 2017 Human Rights Awards

08-Jun-2017 2:00 PM
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Human Rights Awards, giving all Australians the opportunity to nominate individuals, organisations, businesses or community groups for their dedication to human rights.

Human rights bodies tell politicians: Uluru Statement cannot be ignored

05-Jun-2017 5:41 PM
Australia’s federal, state and territory human rights bodies have urged political leaders to work across party lines to deliver Constitutional reform for Australia’s First Peoples.

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.

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