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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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Age Discrimination

Age Discrimination Commissioner: Australia has a long way to go to end elder abuse

Age Discrimination Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM has warned the ongoing cost-of-living crisis is likely to lead to an increased risk of elder abuse with Australia needing to further bolster its efforts to address the nationwide problem. Elder abuse is when harm is done to an older person by...

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Commission – General

Hundreds of advocates support push for Australian Human Rights Act

More than 700 human rights advocates from across Australia, including more than 60 eminent experts, have called on the Federal Government to introduce a Human Rights Act at a major national conference in Sydney today. Buoyed by last week’s Parliamentary Joint Committee On Human Rights...

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'Let's Talk Ageing' with Human Rights Commission President Rosalind Croucher