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Australia’s human rights champions put social justice and equality centre stage

Women’s equity and racial equality advocate Juliana Nkrumah AM has been awarded the prestigious Human Rights Medal at the 2023 Australian Human Rights Awards in Sydney tonight. Other awards went to Gabriel Osborne (Young People’s Award), Northern Pictures (Media and Creative Industries Award)...

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Rights and Freedoms

Report tabled: Revitalising Australia’s commitment to human rights

Commonwealth Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP has tabled a report by the Australian Human Rights Commission that calls for a renewed National Human Rights Framework and National Human Rights Act to better protect the rights of all people in Australia. The report, Revitalising Australia’s...

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Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Commission commends High Court ruling on indefinite immigration detention

The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed yesterday’s High Court ruling which determined that Australia’s system of indefinite immigration detention is unlawful. The landmark decision overturns almost two decades of the practice by Australian authorities in finding it is unlawful to hold a...

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Children's Rights

Children's rights in action: Innovations in youth justice webinar

As Australia continues to grapple with ongoing crises in its youth justice systems, this webinar explores the potential lessons our country could learn from international experiences of reform. Over the course of five years, the Oberstown Children Detention Campus in Ireland adopted a Children’s...

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