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Commission – General

Annual Report 2019-2020


COVID-19 information

Monday 23 November, 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.

Human Rights Day Oration

Join Human Rights Medal winner Rosemary Kayess for the 2020 Human Rights Day Oration.

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November ebulletin

Welcoming our new Children's Commissioner, Anne Hollonds 

National Children's Commissioner, Anne Hollonds

Friday 30 October, 2020

Anne Hollonds

National Children's Commissioner: 2020 -

October ebulletin

Eye opening video on elder abuse

Collage of many peoples' eyes.

Senate file listing: 1 January 2020 - 30 June 2020

Thursday 1 October, 2020

Senate File List for the Australian Human Rights Commission for 1 January 2020 – 30 June 2020.

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Commission statement on the passing of former Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan

The Australian Human Rights Commission is deeply saddened by the passing of one of Australia’s great champions for equality, former Age Discrimination and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, The Hon Susan Ryan AO.

Ms Ryan dedicated her life to social justice and making Australia a fairer place. From 2011 to 2016, Ms Ryan worked tirelessly to advance the rights of older Australians as Australia’s inaugural Age Discrimination Commissioner and also assumed the role of Disability Discrimination Commissioner from 2014.