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.
The Australian Human Rights Commission partnered with FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) and the New Zealand Human Rights Commission (NZHRC) to conduct a human rights risk assessment for the FIFA Women's World Cup.
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).