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Commission – General

Annual Report 2019-2020


Human Rights Day Oration 2020: Rosemary Kayess and Nas Campanella

The 2020 Human Rights Day Oration was delivered by leading disability rights advocate Rosemary Kayess, winner of the 2019 Human Rights Medal, and a contributor to the drafting of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Ms Kayess discussed the social transformation of CRPD and the impact it has had on the community as well as her work with the Disability Royal Commission, in conversation with ABC’s disability affairs reporter, Nas Campanella.

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Friday 10 September, 2021

Statement on the National Summit on Women's Safety

Statement from The Australian Human Rights Commission on the National Summit for Women's Safety, September 6-7, 2021.

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the opportunity to participate in the National Summit for Women’s Safety and to contribute to the development of Australia’s second National Plan on the Prevention of Violence against Women and their Children. Violence is a human rights issue that needs urgent and coordinated action.

Human Rights Commissioner, Ms Lorraine Finlay

Sunday 5 September, 2021

Ms Lorraine Finlay

Lorraine Finlay will commence her term as Human Rights Commissioner on 22 November 2021.

Corporate Plan 2021 - 2022


Commission statement on Afghanistan

The Australian Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned about the unfolding situation in Afghanistan and the critical human rights threat to the Afghan people, and in particular Afghan women and girls, from the resurgence of Taliban control of the country.


Friday 30 July, 2021


The Australian Human Rights Commission regularly conducts competitions based around human rights themes and social issues.

Senate file listing: 1 January 2021 - 30 June 2021

Friday 23 July, 2021

Senate File List for the Australian Human Rights Commission for 1 January 2021 – 30 June 2021.

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Thursday 22 July, 2021
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