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Magna Carta: The Story of Our Freedom

Building belonging: A toolkit for early childhood educators on cultural diversity and responding to prejudice

Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Get involved – for students

Thursday 31 March, 2016

Want to get involved in human rights?

Great! Promoting and protecting human rights is everyone’s responsibility!

From simply learning more about human rights to becoming a human rights advocate, there are a number of ways that you can make a difference. Explore this section to find out more!

Age Discrimination, the new challenge for teachers

Teacher’s Federation Council

New human rights guide to the Australian Curriculum

The Commission has released a new tool intended to help identify many of the opportunities that the Australian Curriculum provides for teaching students about the promotion and protection of human rights, both in Australia and around the world.

“The Australian Curriculum provides a strong opportunity for children and young people to learn about their human rights and the importance of respecting the rights and freedoms of others,” said Commission President, Professor Gillian Triggs.

Human Rights Examples for the Australian Curriculum


Anti-cyberbullying campaign on Foxtel

The community service announcement created by 16-year old Grace Griffith for the BackMeUp campaign will air on Foxtel for the next two weeks.

It’s also currently being screened on ABC Television.

The powerful 30 second advertisement (watch it below) is a shortened version of the film Grace created for the Australian Human Rights Commission’s BackMeUp competition.

2011 Media Release: Coordination and social research key to international student success

The International Student Futures in Australia research paper, released today, calls for coordinated cross-Government policy responses, informed by strong social research to help address the likelihood of a sharp decline of Australia’s international education sector.

Media Release: Work begins on new campaign to stop cyber bullying

The Australian Human Rights Commission has announced that it is partnering with the Child Health Promotion Research Centre at Edith Cowan University, and communications specialists, Primary Communication, to develop an innovative anti-cyber bullying campaign.

Only one week to go til nominations close for national human rights awards (2012 Media Release)

The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling on young people around Australia to channel their passion for human rights through the camera lens. The Commission has been running a photo competition since March this year with monthly winners already announced. Commission President Professor Gillian Triggs said the competition’s theme is human rights. “Human rights are contained in legislation, international covenants and treaties but they affect each and every one of us on a daily basis,” Professor Triggs said.