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
Chrissie Foster and the Honourable Justice Peter McClellan AM receive the Human Rights Medal in 2018.

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
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