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International experts take on human rights and technology

22-May-2018 6:30 AM
New challenges to our basic rights and freedoms in an age of big data, artificial intelligence and social media, will be explored by leaders in industry, government and academia at a landmark event in Sydney.

Australian leadership persistently falls short on cultural diversity

11-Apr-2018 11:29 AM
Australia is widely celebrated as a multicultural triumph, but new research finds 'a mere cricket team’s worth of diversity' in Australian leadership.

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.

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