Project Overview Australia’s National Children’s Commissioner, Anne Hollonds is talking with children, young people, and their families about the issues they face, the support they need, and their experiences accessing government services. The views and experiences of children, young people and...
The National Children’s Commissioner is conducting a project that investigates opportunities for reform of youth justice and related systems across Australia, based on evidence and the protection of human rights. The project will explore ways to reduce children’s involvement in crime, including...
The human rights of people who are in immigration detention are of special concern to the Commission. Liberty is a fundamental human right, recognised in major human rights instruments to which Australia is a party.
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.
National Children’s Commissioner Anne Hollonds and Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins will undertake a national survey exploring consent education of secondary school students across Australia.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice
The International Student Principles (‘The Principles’) were developed to address the human rights concerns of international students living in Australia. The development of the Principles began in 2009, following several incidents of racist violence directed at international students.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched a plan to develop a National Anti-Racism Framework. The Commission is working with all levels of Government, peak bodies, human rights agencies and community organisations to progress the Framework.