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Statement of Support for an Australian Modern Slavery Act (2017)

Slavery is more prevalent today than at any time in human history. As leaders representing civil society, business, investors, academia and faith-based organisations, we support a unified approach in addressing modern slavery.
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OPCAT in Australia Consultation Paper (2017)

This Consultation Paper aims to help those with an interest in conditions of places of detention to participate in the process that will determine how OPCAT is implemented in Australia.
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Human rights in investment (2017)

The value of considering human rights in ESG due diligence. Joint report prepared by EY and the Australian Human Rights Commission
Missing out: The business case for customer diversity

Missing out: The business case for customer diversity (2017)

The Australian Human Rights Commission is very pleased to launch Missing out: The business case for customer diversity in partnership with Deloitte Australia.
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Human rights in supply chains: Promoting positive practice

In a landmark collaboration, the Australian Human Rights Commission partnered with two leaders in the business and human rights field to produce this report: the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility and the Global Compact Network...
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War and Peace: The ANZAC spirit and human rights

This publication is a series of papers given by the various speakers at the Australian Human Rights Commission’s 'War and Peace: The Anzac spirit and human rights' 2014 seminar. These papers represent the views of the speakers, not the Commission....
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Rights & Responsibilities Consultation Report

Rights & Responsibilities 2014 was a national consultation conducted by the Human Rights Commissioner between August and December 2014. The consultation examined how well people think their human rights and freedoms are protected in Australia.
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Australia’s Universal Periodic Review 2014 Progress Report

This 2014 UPR Progress Report is the fourth in a series of annual reports developed in the lead up to Australia’s Second Cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council.
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Free Speech 2014 Symposium Papers

This report is a collection of the presentations given by the various speakers at Free Speech 2014. These papers represent the views of the speakers, not the Commission. Whilst some minor edits have been made to the original transcripts, the...