1. The Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) welcomes the opportunity to make this submission to the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service.
2. The Commission is a Commonwealth corporate entity under the Public Governance and Performance Accountability Act 2013 and staff of the Commission are public servants employed under the Public Service Act 1999.
3. The Commission is a national human rights institution, with recognised independent status and roles in United Nations human rights fora. We undertake a range of policy development and research tasks which aim to promote compliance with Australia's human rights obligations, while also investigating and conciliating complaints of unlawful discrimination and breaches of human rights.