2018 Government Award

Finalists revealed - 2018 Government Award

Four finalists have been selected from a diverse range of nominations for the 2018 Human Rights Awards’ Government Award.This year marks the first time our Awards recognise Government as a stand-alone category.“There are many Government groups and...
Wednesday 17 October 2018
Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan

No place for racism in Federal parliament

The Australian Human Rights Commission says parliamentary motions designed to divide Australians and inflame racial tension and discord in our community must always be rejected.Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan says Australia is a highly...
Wednesday 17 October 2018
Mer (Murray) Island

Social Justice Commissioner hears from Torres Strait Islander women & girls

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has been moved by the stories of women and girls living in the Torres Strait.Commissioner Oscar visited Thursday, Saibi and Mer (Murray) Islands to hear about life...
Monday 15 October 2018
Law award finalists 2018

Finalists announced – 2018 Human Rights Law Award

The five finalists for the 2018 Human Rights Awards’ Law Award have been selected, with two from Western Australia competing for the prize.“We have received the highest number of entries for the Law Award since the Human Rights Awards began in 1987...
Monday 15 October 2018
older woman hands

More older women face homelessness

While property prices remain high and women face additional challenges to wealth accumulation, the number of older women at risk of homelessness will continue to rise, warns Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson.“We have an ageing...
Wednesday 10 October 2018

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