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Commission – General

Statement on the National Summit on Women's Safety

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the opportunity to participate in the National Summit for Women’s Safety and to contribute to the development of Australia’s second National Plan on the Prevention of Violence against Women and their Children. Violence is a human rights issue that needs urgent and coordinated action.

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Sex Discrimination

Leaving no one behind: delivering justice for all survivors of sexual harassment

UN Women High Level Virtual event (Live Webinar) March 19, 2020 Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner “Thank you … for giving many of us a voice during this inquiry, and I hope that those of us who have spoken out can find comfort in knowing that no matter how small or large your...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Our Choices, Our Voices: Celebrating Success on National Close the Gap Day

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO and the Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples Rod Little, will today release the 2019 Close the Gap report – “Our Choices, Our Voices”. The report, prepared by the Lowitja Institute, is being...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Our Choices, Our Voices - Celebrating Success on National Close the Gap Day

This Opinion Piece by June Oscar AO and Rod Little was published by Guardian Australia on Thursday March 21, to mark National Close the Gap Day 
 When the Prime Minister Scott Morrison tabled the 2019 Closing the Gap report last month, we were again reminded about the lack of progress made to...

Category, Opinion

Human rights landmark as Australia legalises marriage equality

Parliament has today legislated for a fairer and more equal Australia by legalising marriage equality. “On this historic day, Australia joins over two dozen countries around the world in legislating for marriage equality,” said Australian Human Rights Commission President, Emeritus Professor...

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Rights and Freedoms

Human Rights Commission welcomes marriage postal survey result

Following the completion of the Federal Government postal survey on marriage reform, the Australian Human Rights Commission calls on Parliament to amend the Marriage Act so that civil marriage is available to all couples, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status....

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Commission – General

Finalists announced for Young People's Medal

A diverse range of finalists will be vying for the 2017 Young People’s Medal, with judges revealing their top five nominees. “I congratulate this outstanding group of young people for their dedication to advancing human rights,” said Commission President, Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher. They...

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Commission – General

Finalists announced for Community Organisation Award

The Australian Human Rights Commission has announced five finalists for the Human Rights Awards in the Community Organisation category. The award is presented each year to a non-government or community based organisation with a proven track record in promoting and advancing human rights in the...

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