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What is the AHRC?

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is an independent third party which investigates complaints about discrimination and human rights breaches.

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What are human rights?

Human rights recognise the inherent value of each person, regardless of background, where we live, what we look like, what we think or what we believe.

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Race Discrimination

Race Discrimination Commissioner urges unity in wake of Sydney attacks

Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner, Giridharan Sivaraman, has urged communities to embrace compassion and reject division, following two stabbing attacks in Sydney this week.  Commissioner Sivaraman extended his condolences to all impacted by the attack at the Christ The Good Shepherd...

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Sex Discrimination

Sex Discrimination Commissioner: Lehrmann ruling dispels rape myths

Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Anna Cody, has welcomed the Federal Court ruling in the Bruce Lehrmann defamation trial against Network Ten, saying it dispelled damaging myths about rape and consent.  “In his landmark finding, Justice Michael Lee quashed the false notion that a...

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Voice Referendum

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Voice Referendum: Understanding the referendum from a human rights perspective

The Commission has produced a resource kit to encourage the Australian public to consider the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum through a human rights lens. The resources seek to minimise harm by encouraging cultural humility and focusing the conversation on human rights principles as they relate to the referendum and proposed Voice to Parliament.

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