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Sex Discrimination

Indigenous Defence Project

Defence has requested the Australian Human Rights Commission to complete a project on the attraction, recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Defence Australian Public Service (Defence APS).
:	The	Fighting	Gunditjmara	Warrior.	Photograph	by	Tim	Kanoa	(2014).
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Social Justice and Native Title Reports

Learn how the Human Rights Legislation Amendment Act has meant there is no longer a legal requirement for an annual Social Justice and Native Title Report.
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Race Discrimination

Sharing the Stories of Australian Muslims

The Race Discrimination Commissioner is undertaking a project to listen to and share the stories of Australian Muslims. Specifically, the project aims to build robust intelligence about the experience of Australian Muslims to inform the Australian Human Rights Commission’s work in promoting social...
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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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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.
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Children's Rights

Child Safe Organisations

The National Principles aim to provide a nationally consistent approach to creating organisational cultures that foster child safety and wellbeing across all sectors in Australia.
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Business and Human Rights

Bringing a gender lens to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

In light of the unique and disproportionate ways that business-related human rights abuses are experienced by women and girls, in 2017 the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights (Working Group) launched a project considering the gender dimension of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and...
Legal

Uber Eats exemption

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

Train exemption

Learn how the Commission received a joint application from the Queensland government and Queensland Rail for temporary exemptions to disability acts.
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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...
Bringing Them Home - interactive educational resource
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Bringing Them Home - interactive educational resource

Bringing them Home was the name given to the final report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families conducted by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (now called the Australian Human Rights Commission). The National...