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Corporate Plan 2022 - 2023

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Commission urges passage of new Bill to strengthen integrity

The Australian Human Rights Commission is urging all federal parliamentarians to support the passage of the new Australian Human Rights Commission Legislation Amendment (Selection and Appointment) Bill 2022.

Briefing Note: Australian Human Rights Commission Legislation Amendment (Selection and Appointment) Bill 2022

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Government action needed to protect children in detention

Joint statement from:

Whither human rights and freedoms protections in Australia? Rights and freedoms in the age of COVID-19

Speech given at the Samuel Griffith Society 32nd Conference 29–30 April 2022 by Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM President, Australian Human Rights Commission

Introduction

In January 2020, I reached out to the Society regarding the then upcoming conference that was to be held in August 2020.  

Chief Executive - Leanne Smith

Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Leanne Smith

Chief Executive of the Australian Human Rights Commission

Chief Executive Leanne Smith

Senate Order on Government Contracts (Archived reports)

Monday 28 February, 2022

Senate Order on Government Contracts - Archived reports

 

 

2020-21 SENATE ORDER FOR ENTITY CONTRACTS LISTING RELATING TO THE CALENDAR PERIOD 01/07/2020-30/06/2021

Pursuant to the Senate Order for entity contracts the following table sets out contracts entered into by the Australian Human Rights Commission which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more (GST inclusive) and which:

Annual Report 2000-2001: Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

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The case to modernise Australia’s federal discrimination law

A new discussion paper outlining 38 recommendations for reform of Australia’s federal discrimination law system has been released by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

The Discrimination Law Position Paper, part of the Commission’s major project Free and Equal: An Australian conversation on human rights, is the result of an extensive consultation process undertaken in 2020 and 2021. 

The paper’s 38 recommendations address every aspect of the Australian federal discrimination law system within four pillars of reform.

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.