Commissioner update COVID-19
The last few weeks have seen a gradual return to some of our pre-pandemic freedoms in many parts of Australia. While physical distancing remains a vital element to maintaining low infection rates, it is clear that we welcome the opportunity to visit loved ones, travel and socialise.
The Australian Human Rights Commission is working to help safeguard the human rights of all people in our community.
National Information Service
Our National Information Service phone line and our Complaints function remain operational.
If you have concerns about discrimination or other breaches of human rights, we are ready to assist you.
On the ancient lands of the Anangu, dust settled and ink dried on a document that marked an extraordinary moment in Australia’s history.
From all points of the southern sky, we gathered in the centre of the country we’ve called home for more than 60 thousand years, to endorse a statement that would pave the way for First Nations peoples to have a voice enshrined in the Constitution.
A voice for us to participate on all matters that affect us. Matters that for so long, have been decided by others who think they know our lives better than we do: they do not.
Six weeks ago I returned to my traditional homeland near Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia.
Thanks to modern technology, I am working remotely and continuing my duties as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.
Like many Aboriginal people, I chose to return to country because COVID-19 travel restrictions made homeland communities the safest place to see out the pandemic. As a mature Aboriginal woman, I am statistically at greater risk from COVID-19. It was important to follow the advice of health experts.
Stay safe. Stay connected. Stay informed.
SENATE FILE LIST FOR THE AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
1 JULY 2019 – 31 DECEMBER 2019
LAO PDR - AUSTRALIA HUMAN RIGHTS TECHNICAL COOPERATION PROGRAM (HRTCP) ACTIVITY IMPLEMENTATION 2018-2019
THE AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
March 24, 2020
This week, staff at the Australian Human Rights Commission were planning to gather to farewell our colleague Megan Mitchell, who has finished her seven-year term as Australia’s inaugural National Children’s Commissioner.
While we had looked forward to celebrating Megan and her significant achievements as Commissioner, those celebrations have of course now been postponed and we look forward to gathering at a later date.
Pursuant to the Senate Order for entity contracts the following table sets out contracts entered into by the Australian Human Rights Commission which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more (GST inclusive) and which:
a. have not been fully performed as at 31 December 2019, or
b. which have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 31 December 2019