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Race Race Discrimination

National Anti-Racism Framework

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.

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Race Race Discrimination

National Anti-Racism Framework

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.
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Employers

Upholding the rights of older workers

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.
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Declaration is the most comprehensive tool we have available to advance and protect the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. I use the Declaration as my guide as Social Justice Commissioner.
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Disability Disability Rights

IncludeAbility

IncludeAbility is a national project led by Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Ben Gauntlett, which aims to increase access to meaningful employment opportunities for people with a disability.
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Business and Human Rights Business and Human Rights

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023: Human Rights Risk Assessment

The Australian Human Rights Commission is partnering 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
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Legal Legal

Human Rights Reports

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
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Rights Rights and Freedoms

Human Rights and Technology

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow led a three-year project on the human rights implications of new technology.
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Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces

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.
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Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Independent Review of Gymnastics in Australia 

In a commitment to athlete safety and wellbeing, Gymnastics Australia has engaged the Australian Human Rights Commission to conduct an independent Review of the sport of gymnastics in Australia.
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Business and Human Rights Business and Human Rights

Advancing responsible business conduct in Vietnam

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...
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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Close the Gap: Indigenous Health Campaign

Working together to achieve health and life expectation equality for Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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Business and Human Rights Business and Human Rights

Supporting business to combat modern slavery

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).
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Disability Disability Rights

Accessible Housing Project

One of Commissioner Gauntlett’s term goals is to increase access to accessible housing for people with disability. Under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), people with disability have the right to an adequate standard of living on an equal basis to...

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