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Federal Discrimination Law 2016

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Mr Vakhabov v Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Home Affairs)(2022)

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Inquiry into the National Anti-Corruption Commission Legislation

The Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) makes this submission to the Joint Select Committee in relation to its inquiry into the National Anti-Corruption Commission Legislation, being the National Anti-Corruption Commission Bill 2022 and the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2022. 

Human Rights Reports

Parliament House
In addition to receiving complaints of unlawful discrimination, the Commission can inquire into complaints of breaches of human rights and workplace discrimination under the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986

Submission to Court as Intervener and Amicus Curiae

Friday 20 May, 2022

The Commission has the power to intervene, with leave of the Court, in proceedings that involve issues of race, sex and disability discrimination, human rights issues and equal opportunity in employment. The power to seek leave to intervene is contained in:

Review into Division 105A of the Criminal Code (post sentence orders)

The Australian Human Rights Commission  makes this submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor in relation to its Review into Division 105A of the Criminal Code, dealing with the imposition of post sentence orders on terrorist offenders. 

Inquiry into the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 and related bills (Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs)

The Australian Human Rights Commission makes this submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee in relation to its inquiry into the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 (Cth), Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021 (Cth), and the Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (Cth).

Exemption applications under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth)

Thursday 24 March, 2022

Section 55 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) gives the Commission the power to grant temporary exemptions from certain provisions of the Act. Temporary exemptions may be granted for up to five years at a time and may be granted subject to specified terms and conditions. The effect of a temporary exemption is that discrimination covered by the exemption is not unlawful under the Act, while the exemption remains in force.

International Labour Organization Protocol of 2014 to Forced Labour Convention 1930 (No. 29)

The Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) welcomes the opportunity to make this submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties inquiry into the International Labour Organization Protocol of 2014 to Forced Labour Convention 1930 (No. 29) (Forced Labour Protocol).

Review of the Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Act 2019 (Cth)

The Australian Human Rights Commission makes this submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security in relation to its statutory review of the operation, effectiveness and implications of the Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Act 2019 (Cth), as required by s 29(1)(cc) of the Intelligence Services Act 2001 (Cth).