Australian Universities audited one year on from the landmark Change the course report

The Australian Human Rights Commission has conducted an audit of Australian Universities, to coincide with the one year anniversary of the landmark Change the course report into sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.The...
Wednesday 1 August 2018

National poll to give voice to Australian children

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell is calling on Australia’s youngest citizens to have their voices heard in the 2018 Children’s Rights Poll.The Poll was developed by the University of Melbourne and ABC’s Behind the News program, in...
Wednesday 25 July 2018

Protecting human rights in the era of artificial intelligence

The Human Rights and Technology Issues Paper released today marks the beginning of a major Australian Human Rights Commission project to protect the rights of Australians in a new era of technological change.
Tuesday 24 July 2018

Commissioner June Oscar AO named NAIDOC Person of the Year

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has been named the NAIDOC Person of the Year at the National NAIDOC Awards in Sydney.Commissioner Oscar received the award in recognition of her work championing the...
Saturday 14 July 2018

Submissions to the National Inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces open today.

The National Inquiry, led by the Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, is seeking submissions from individuals and organisations across the country about their experiences relating to workplace sexual harassment.“There is enormous...
Monday 9 July 2018

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) survey launched

The Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO is inviting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls to take part in the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project, through a new online survey.The launch of the survey for Indigenous...
Saturday 7 July 2018

National inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins will today announce a national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.Commissioner Jenkins said the global conversation about sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement has exposed the...
Wednesday 20 June 2018

Commissioner welcomes Government response to Royal Commission

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to a national apology to survivors of abuse, and the creation of a national office for child safety.The Government has today accepted or accepted in...
Wednesday 13 June 2018

International experts take on human rights and technology

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.The Australian Human Rights Commission’s...
Tuesday 22 May 2018

Fourth National Survey on workplace sexual harassment

The Australian Human Rights Commission has begun the fourth national survey into workplace sexual harassment.The Commission has undertaken regular surveys on workplace sexual harassment since 2002.The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins...
Friday 13 April 2018

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