Nominations Extended until 29 July 2019

Nominations Extended for 2019 Human Rights Awards

Human rights warriors, you are in luck! We have extended the deadline for nominations for the Human Rights Awards until Monday 29 July to give you the chance to put forward yourself, or someone you know, to be recognised as one of the greats of 2019...
Monday 15 July 2019
New website screenshot

Website update today

Today the Commission will move to a new website with an updated design.Our intention is that it’s modern, visually engaging and user-friendly.  The design is also reasonably minimalist in order to make it mobile-friendly.This is important because...
Thursday 9 May 2019
Attendees of the Human Rights Awards 2018, receiving their award

Nominations open for 2019 Human Rights Awards

Nominations are now open for our annual Human Rights Awards, a celebration of pre-eminent advocates for human rights in Australia.We are seeking nominations across our nine awards categories: the Human Rights Medal; the Young People’s Human Rights...
Monday 6 May 2019

COTA Tasmania

Monday 6 May 2019Parliament House, 1 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania.(Check on delivery)• ThankCOTA Tasmania for inviting me to join you all today. Sue Leitch, COTA Tasmania CEO, for the introduction and you all for taking the time to be here...
Monday 6 May 2019

Human Rights Dinner 2019 - Human Rights Law Centre

Jalangurru lanygu balangarri. Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Gadigal yani U.I acknowledge the Gadigal people of Eora Nation whose land we gather on tonight, and all your elders past, present and emerging.And I acknowledge all of...
Friday 3 May 2019
Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher

Commission calls for public submissions

The Commission has announced the details of its national consultation process to develop a human rights reform agenda for the next decade.The Commission has released an issues paper for ‘Free and Equal’: An Australian conversation on human rights...
Friday 3 May 2019
#MeToo march in Paris

#MeToo Movement wins 2019 Sydney Peace Prize

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has announced the MeToo Movement as the winner of the 2019 Sydney Peace Prize.Ms Jenkins said the global movement, which has had local and international impact in its call to action on sexual assault and...
Wednesday 1 May 2019
Casey Legler in conversation with Kate Jenkins

Rights Talk: Author and LGBTI Advocate Casey Legler

Olympian, LGBTI advocate, trauma survivor, model, restauranteur and now successful author – it is little wonder Casey Legler described their life as “containing multiple lives” in a wide-ranging discussion with Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate...
Tuesday 30 April 2019
Sri Lanka funeral for victims of terror attacks

Commission extends its sympathies to those affected by the attacks in Sri Lanka

The Australian Human Rights Commission has extended its condolences and sympathies to all of those affected by the deadly attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.The President of the Commission, Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM and Human Rights...
Wednesday 24 April 2019

40+ years of conciliation

The Australian Human Rights Commission and Conciliation—a 40+ year success story, but ….National Mediation ConferenceCanberraEmeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM[Professor Croucher spoke to this paper]
Wednesday 17 April 2019