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Family and Domestic Violence

Media statement: National survey on understanding and experiences of consent

National Children’s Commissioner Anne Hollonds and Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins have welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a national survey exploring consent education of secondary school students across Australia.

National Child Protection Week 5-11 Sept, 2021

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Every Child, in Every Community, Needs a Fair Go. National Child Protection Week, 5-11 Sept, 2021

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.

Violence, neglect and abuse, UN OEWGA, New York

Thank you Mr/Madam Chair.

I am very grateful for the opportunity, as a member of an NHRI, to participate in this panel on violence, neglect and abuse of older people. I speak on behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission in my role as Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner.

The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent government organisation which since 1986 has been charged with protecting and promoting human rights in Australia.

Domestic violence and older people

Aged Care Psychiatry Service
Eastern Sydney Mental Health Association

Wednesday 21 June 2017
Event: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Opening Address: 9:05-9:15am (10min)

Royal Hospital for Women Lecture Theatre
Level 1, Women’s Health Institute, Randwick Hospital Campus
Barker Street Randwick

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Call to action – end elder abuse

To coincide with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Australian Human Rights Commission is calling on all Australians to recognise the rights of older people and end the abuse and neglect so many of them face.

The call comes as the Australian Law Reform Commission today releases its findings and recommendations following a 15-month Federal Inquiry into elder abuse.

The report, Elder Abuse - A National Legal Response, is the result of 117 national stakeholder meetings and more than 450 submissions.

Hobart Oration

“A fair go for all: the state of human rights protection in Australia”

We need a national picture of domestic violence homicides


Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins and President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Professor Gillian Triggs

In March 2010, shortly after making the decision to leave her abusive husband after more than 20 years of violence, Zahra Abrahimzadeh was stabbed to death in front of 300 witnesses inside the Adelaide Convention Centre. Two years later, her husband was convicted of her murder.

A life free from violence and fear: a child’s right

2016 International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect

Held by the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect in Calgary, Canada