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Johnathan Thurston wins Human Rights Commission medal

08-Dec-2017 3:15 PM
Johnathan Thurston has won the Australian Human Rights Commission’s prestigious 2017 Human Rights Medal.

Australia adds its human rights expertise to UN Council

17-Oct-2017 7:29 AM
Australia’s election to the United Nations Human Rights Council acknowledges the expertise and leadership Australia brings to international human rights, according to the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Rosalind Croucher.

Powerful anti-racism message comes to a screen near you

05-Oct-2017 9:06 AM
Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has brought the anti-racism message home, launching a set of advertisements for broadcast on national TV and for streaming to millions of desktop computers and hand-held devices around the country.

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.

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