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Commission announces 2021 Human Rights Awards finalists

Every year the Commission holds the Human Rights Awards to celebrate human rights achievements. It is a chance to acknowledge, congratulate and share the important work of organisations, businesses, and individuals across the nation.

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Rights and Freedoms

Lorraine Finlay commences term as Human Rights Commissioner

Lorraine Finlay has commenced her term as Human Rights Commissioner. Commissioner Finlay, whose appointment was announced in September, said she was looking forward to working to protect and promote human rights and freedoms with her colleagues at the Australian Human Rights Commission.

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Rights and Freedoms

Loss of freedoms and rights has harmed us

 November 18, 2021 
 Ronald Reagan famously said that “freedom is a fragile thing and it’s never more than one generation away from extinction”. For many Australians, until recently, freedom has been something we have largely been able to take for granted in our daily lives. 
 But with...

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Commission – General

Statement on the National Summit on Women's Safety

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the opportunity to participate in the National Summit for Women’s Safety and to contribute to the development of Australia’s second National Plan on the Prevention of Violence against Women and their Children. Violence is a human rights issue that needs urgent and coordinated action.

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Rights and Freedoms

UN Human Rights Commissioner speaks out

Australian Human Rights Commission conference Free and Equal: An Australian Conversation on Human Rights Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 8 October 2019 President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Rosalind Croucher and fellow Commissioners Mr Les Malezer...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Intervention on Violence Against Women

Thankyou Mr Vice President, I am Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.I am making this statement on behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Australia’s ‘A status’ NHRI. I thank the Special Rapporteurs on Violence Against Women and trafficking for...

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