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Discrimination Age Discrimination

Elder abuse

Elder abuse can take various forms, including: financial, physical, psychological, emotional and sexual abuse, or neglect. No older person should be subjected to any form of abuse.

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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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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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Children's Children's Rights

Child Wellbeing and COVID: National Survey

Australia’s National Children’s Commissioner surveyed over 7,000 Australian children and young people, parents, carers and grandparents about how living through the past two years of COVID-19 has affected their mental health and wellbeing.
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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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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices)

Watch the Yajilarra nhingi, mindija warrma (from dreams, let's make it reality) animation and hear the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls.
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Race Race Discrimination

International Student Principles

Background to the International Student Principles 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...
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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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Business and Human Rights Business and Human Rights

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

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
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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).
Elderly lady looking out a window
Discrimination Age Discrimination

Elder abuse

Elder abuse can take various forms, including: financial, physical, psychological, emotional and sexual abuse, or neglect. No older person should be subjected to any form of abuse.
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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.

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