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Rights Rights and Freedoms

OPCAT: Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture

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...

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Rights Rights and Freedoms

Free and Equal Conference

The Free and Equal conference was the centrepiece of a national conversation and once-in-a-decade event. The conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Sydney on Tuesday 8 October 2019.
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Discrimination Age Discrimination

Risk of Homelessness in Older Women

With many older women at risk of homelessness, the Age Discrimination Commissioner is working with sectors to develop innovative solutions to assist this rapidly growing group of women.
Child Safe Organisations: National Principles
Children's Children's Rights

Child Safe Organisations

The National Children's Commissioner is leading the development of National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
AHRC Women Girls
Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices)

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) builds on the legacy of the 1986 Women’s Business Report. The Australian Human Rights Commission (the ‘Commission’) is asking Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander women and girls to share their experiences about what the key challenges, priorities and aspirations...
Discrimination Sex Discrimination

University of New England College Review

The Australian Human Rights Commission has been engaged by the University of New England (UNE) to conduct an independent review of its seven residential colleges. Through the review process, the Commission is seeking to gain a comprehensive understanding of: the culture at each UNE college,...
Legal Legal

Uber Eats exemption

The Commission is interested in receiving submissions from interested people and parties about whether this temporary exemption should be granted.
Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Sexual harassment

The Commission is currently conducting the fourth national workplace sexual harassment survey, the results of which are due mid-2018.
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Legal Legal

Train exemption

On 29 March 2018, the Australian Human Rights Commission gave notice of its decision in this matter.
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Race Race Discrimination

Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize 2018

Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize 2018 The Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize is an annual competition for school students aimed to promote research and discussion of racism among young people. Entries closed 11 May 2018. Who can enter Students in Years 10 and 11 at a...
A compilation of the front covers of the Children's Rights Reports 2013-2017
Children's Children's Rights

Child-friendly versions of the Children's Rights Reports

What are the Children's Rights Reports? The National Children's Commissioner has to submit a report every year on the enjoyment and exercise of human rights by children and young people in Australia. This page contains an overview of all of the child friendly versions of the Children's Rights...
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Disability Disability Rights

DDA25 anniversary

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the commencement of the operation of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992