The Privacy Act 1988 requires entities bound by the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) to
of the Australian Human Rights Commission (Commission). Commission employees and
The specific legal obligations of the Commission when collecting and handling your personal
information are outlined in the Privacy Act 1988 and in particular in the APPs found in that Act.
inquiring into, and attempting to conciliate, complaints of unlawful discrimination and breaches of human rights
inquiring into any act or practice that may be inconsistent with or contrary to any human right
promoting an understanding and acceptance, and the public discussion, of human rights in Australia
undertaking research and educational programs and other programs, on behalf of the Commonwealth, for the purpose of promoting human rights, and to co-ordinate any such programs undertaken by any other persons or authorities on behalf of the Commonwealth
reporting to the Minister as to the laws that should be made by the Parliament, or action that should be taken by the Commonwealth, on matters relating to human rights
preparing guidelines on human rights and discrimination
intervening in court proceedings that involve discrimination and human rights issues
processing applications for temporary exemptions under the Federal discrimination laws
responding to enquiries and requests
communicating with the public, stakeholders and the media including through websites and social media
assessing suitable candidates for career opportunities within the Commission.