The Australian Human Rights Commission’s 2014–15 Annual Report has been tabled in Federal Parliament.
The Annual Report outlines the range of projects and activities undertaken by the Commission for the 2014–15 financial year. This includes human rights education and promotion; engaging with business on human rights; monitoring and reporting on laws, policies and practices that can better protect human rights; investigation and conciliation of complaints of alleged discrimination; and international engagement.
One of the Commission’s primary functions is to help resolve complaints about discrimination and breaches of human rights. In 2014–15, the Commission received 2,388 complaints and facilitated 1,531 conciliations, of which 72% were successfully resolved.
The Commission also assisted more than 20,000 individuals and organisations who contacted the Commission’s National Information Service, seeking information about the law and the complaint process.
The Annual Report is now available on the Commission’s website:
Copies can also be ordered online: www.humanrights.gov.au/about/publications
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