Skip to main content

Legal

Federal Discrimination Law 2016

Date

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

Inquiry into whether Australia should enact legislation comparable to the United States’ Magnitsky Act 2012

The Australian Human Rights Commission makes this submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Human Rights Sub-committee, with respect to its inquiry into whether Australia should enact legislation comparable to the United States’ Magnitsky Act 2012.

Submission on the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2020

The Australian Human Rights Commission makes this submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security in relation to its Review of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2020 (Cth) introduced by the Australian Government.

Submission on Religious Freedom Bills first exposure draft

The Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) makes this submission to the Attorney-General’s Department in relation to the Department’s consultation on a package of three draft Bills that the Department describes collectively as the ‘Religious Freedom Bills’.

Inquiry into the efficacy, fairness, timeliness and costs of visas for family reunion

The Commission makes this submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee in relation to its inquiry into the efficacy, fairness, timeliness and costs of the processing and granting of visa classes which provide for or allow for family and partner reunions.

Legislation

Tuesday 1 June, 2021
There are Federal laws to protect people from discrimination and from breaches of their human rights. We have responsibilities under these laws to investigate and conciliate complaints of discrimination and human rights breaches.

Exemption applications under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth)

Tuesday 18 May, 2021

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.

Indigenous Voice must guarantee self-determination

In its submission to the Indigenous Voice co-design process, the Australian Human Rights Commission has called for a model that guarantees self-determination and independence from government, and is informed by international principles for the political representation of Indigenous peoples.

Australian Human Rights Commission Submission to the Indigenous Voice Co-design Process

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the opportunity to provide this submission to the Indigenous Voice Co-design Groups on the proposals outlined in the Indigenous Voice Interim Report of October 2020.