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What you Say Matters

What you Say Matters

The What you Say Matters project aims to increase understanding of racism among young people (14-17 years) and help them to respond safely to racism through youth-targeted resources.

The resources include a video clip for the song, ‘What You Say Matters’, performed by Indigenous hip-hop artist Brothablack and a  series of downloadable fact sheets. The fact sheets address topics such as what racism is; why people are racist; who experiences racism; where it happens; why it’s a problem; what we can do about it and the laws that address it.

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Friday 30 July, 2021


The Australian Human Rights Commission regularly conducts competitions based around human rights themes and social issues.

Human rights education message for parents and teachers

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Teaching or learning about human rights? Maybe mathematics, geography or history?

Human rights in virtual classrooms

In these uncertain and difficult times, many of us have had a chance to reflect on just how dependent we are on each other; socially, physically and emotionally. With technology, some of us have been able to stay safe at home and yet be part of the outside world—if only ‘virtually’.
Staff here at the Australian Human Rights Commission are lucky enough to be able to work remotely, while maintaining our key functions. That means being available for you and your concerns about discrimination.

Mobile human rights app now in Vietnamese

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‘Free and Equal’: Making Human Rights Education a Priority

National FutureSchools Expo and Conferences
21 March 2019


I pay my respects to the Wurudjeri peoples of the Kulin nation who are the traditional custodians of this land—to their elders, past and present, and to the future generations, the children and young people that look to us as educators.

I also extend this respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who are attending today.

New education resources released

A new online calendar marking key historical human rights moments is now available, connecting the Commission’s existing education materials with interactive lessons that are directly linked to the Australian curriculum.

The Rights and Freedoms Calendar is the latest addition to the Commission’s growing suite of education resources.

Commission President, Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher launched the Calendar in Melbourne for the National Future Schools Conference and Expo, attended by almost 3,000 education professionals.

Australia and Vietnam Partner on Human Rights Education

The Commission has entered in to a three-year partnership with the Ho Chi Minh Academy of Politics (the Academy) to roll out human rights education training and materials throughout schools and universities in Vietnam. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed last night between the Commission and the Academy.

The MOU was signed after the Commission President Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher hosted a roundtable discussion with a delegation from the Academy, led by Academy President Professor Dr Nguyen Xuan Thang and a number of Australian experts.