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.
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.
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...
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.
The Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) is an international agreement aimed at preventing torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. OPCAT places an obligation to establish a system of regular...
On 5 March 2020, 'Respect@Work, the Australian Human Rights Commission’s report of the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces' was released by Kate Jenkins, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice