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Bringing rights home: the case to modernise federal discrimination law

Join Australian Human Rights Commission President, Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM for the 2021 Human Rights Day Oration – Bringing rights home: the case to modernise federal discrimination law.

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ANU Law Conference on Public Law and Inequality

Registrations are open for the ANU Law conference on ‘Public Law and Inequality’ on 16-18 February 2022, organised by the Centre for International and Public Law.

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Remote Engagement Program) Bill 2021

The Australian Human Rights Commission makes this submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for its inquiry into the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Remote Engagement Program) Bill 2021. 

Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Integrity of Elections) Bill 2021

The Australian Human Rights Commission makes this submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee with respect to the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Integrity of Elections) Bill 2021.  This submission is made only in relation to Schedule 2 of the Bill relating to voter identification.

Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021

The Commission makes this submission to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee in relation to its inquiry into the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 introduced by the Australian Government.

Review of the Telecommunications and other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Act 2018 (Cth)

The Commission makes this submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor review of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 (Cth), in particular whether the Act contains: appropriate safeguards for protecting the rights of individuals; remains proportionate to any threat of terrorism or threat to national security, or both; remains necessary.

Human Rights Reports

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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.