Equality, it's in our chemistry

Same Sex: Same Entitlements. Are we there yet?

When the Australian Human Rights Commission released its Same-Sex: Same Entitlements report, 58 federal laws were identified as discriminating against same-sex couples and in some cases, their children.At the report’s launch 10 years ago, then...
Thursday 22 June 2017
Photo: Prof. Gillian Triggs President Australian Human Rights Commission, Joanne Beckett LexisNexis Managing Director

RightsApp named in Top 20 of Smart 100 Index

RightsApp, the mobile application developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission and LexisNexis, has been named in the Top 20 of the 2017 ‘SMART 100’ Index.The Anthill ‘SMART 100’ Index recognises innovative products that are ‘Australian,...
Wednesday 21 June 2017

Domestic violence and older people

Aged Care Psychiatry ServiceEastern Sydney Mental Health AssociationWednesday 21 June 2017Event: 9:00am – 1:00pmOpening Address: 9:05-9:15am (10min)Royal Hospital for Women Lecture TheatreLevel 1, Women’s Health Institute, Randwick Hospital...
Wednesday 21 June 2017
Dr Rosalind Croucher

Commission welcomes new President

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the appointment of a new President to replace Professor Gillian Triggs, who departs at the end of July after a five-year term.The Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC today announced...
Tuesday 20 June 2017
Image: Courtesy of Department of Defence - Composite image of Afghanistan trip

Conversations on deployment

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has released a report outlining some of the insights she gained from her recent visit to the Middle East region with the Australian Defence Forces (ADF).Commissioner Jenkins was invited to the Middle East...
Monday 19 June 2017
Gillian Triggs, and Padma Raman (ED) of the Australian Human Rights Commission with key staff of Deloitte who worked on the project

‘Magna Carta: The Story of Our Freedom’ wins coveted Good Design Award

The Australian Human Rights Commission and Deloitte Consulting have won the 2017 Good Design Award for best overall digital design for ‘Magna Carta: The Story of Our Freedom.’The Australian Human Rights Commission worked with Deloitte’s Narrative...
Thursday 15 June 2017
Older person in wheelchair

Australia takes steps to end elder abuse

As the world marks Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Commission is reminding all Australians that they have a responsibility to recognise and report elder abuse and neglect in whatever form it's taking place. 
Thursday 15 June 2017

2017 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum

 Thursday 15 June 2017Swanston Room, Melbourne Town Hall,Cnr. Swanston and Collins Streets,Melbourne. 3000(NOTE:  Check Against Delivery)Introduction• Acknowledge traditional owners Wurundjeri Peoples of the Kulin Nation.• Thank Dr John Chesterman...
Thursday 15 June 2017

Sydney Town Hall: Australians of the Year 2017

 CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYSydney Town Hall: Australians of the Year 2017It is wonderful to see so many of you here tonight to celebrate these four great  Australians of the year and to learn about their vision for human rights in the future.Thank you...
Wednesday 14 June 2017
Photo of Gillian Triggs with text Celebrating our human rights champions"

President calls for Awards nominations

Once again, Australia is preparing to celebrate our human rights champions, but we need your help!We’re asking you to nominate inspiring individuals, organisations, businesses or community groups who’ve made positive contributions to human rights....
Friday 9 June 2017