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Community update: COVID-19 (June 2020)

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June 2020

Commissioner update COVID-19

Dear friends,

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. 

COVID-19 information

Tuesday 2 June, 2020

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.

Turning the Uluru Statement into action

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. 

COVID-19's unexpected lessons

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.

Community update: COVID-19 (May 2020)

Stay safe. Stay connected. Stay informed.

Translated information

Thursday 30 April, 2020
While information on the Australian Human Rights Commission's website is mainly presented in English, the following resource has been translated into a range of different languages.

Senate file listing: 1 July 2019 - 31 December 2019

Wednesday 15 April, 2020

SENATE FILE LIST FOR THE AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

1 JULY 2019 – 31 DECEMBER 2019

 

see previous

File Id

Name

2019/2-2

LAO PDR - AUSTRALIA HUMAN RIGHTS TECHNICAL COOPERATION PROGRAM (HRTCP) ACTIVITY IMPLEMENTATION 2018-2019
PUBLIC AWARENESS AND EDUCATION - INTERNATIONAL POLICY UNIT POLICY

2019/27-3

Farewell to National Children's Commissioner


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.

2018-2019 Senate Order for Entity Contracts Listing Relating to the Period 01 Jan 2019 to 31 December 2019

Thursday 6 February, 2020

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