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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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Race Race Discrimination

National Anti-Racism Framework

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...
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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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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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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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Employers

Upholding the rights of older workers - employer training

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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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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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices)

Informed by the findings from engagements and submissions, the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices): Securing our Rights, Securing our Future 2020 report was prepared, and published in December 2020
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Race Race Discrimination

Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture Series

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.
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Race Race Discrimination

Racial Equality Review of Basketball Australia

In an ongoing effort to ensure that basketball is a truly inclusive sport, Basketball Australia has engaged the Australian Human Rights Commission to undertake a Racial Equality Review.
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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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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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Rights Rights and Freedoms

Freedom of Religion

For over 20 years now, the Commission has advocated for more comprehensive legal protection in Australia for freedom of thought, conscience and religion.

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