Globally, there is increasing expectation on businesses to operate responsibly and sustainably – and at the heart of this is respect for human rights. Following the unanimous endorsement of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2011 by the UN Human Rights Council, there is...
The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched a plan to develop a National Anti-Racism Framework and called on the Federal Government to support and implement it. A Commission Concept Paper details key components that need to be included in the Framework. The Commission is in the early stages...
The Australian Human Rights Commission is conducting an Independent Review (Review) into the workplaces of Commonwealth Parliamentarians and their staff, established by the Federal Government with the support of the Opposition and crossbench.
The Commission and KPMG Australia are collaborating on the development of a range of practical, sector-specific guides to support businesses to understand and manage their modern slavery risks approach and to respond effectively to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth).
With support from the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, the Commission has developed an online training package on Upholding the rights of older workers. Access to this online training package is free of charge.
In addition to receiving complaints of unlawful discrimination, the Commission can inquire into complaints of breaches of human rights and workplace discrimination under the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice
The Australian Human Rights Commission has established the Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture to honour the memory of the Hon. Kep Enderby QC (1926-2015), who as Attorney-General introduced the Racial Discrimination Bill in the House of Representatives on 13 February 1975.