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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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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...
Sex Discrimination

University of New England College Review

On 28 May 2019, the report of the independent review was released. 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...
Legal

Uber Eats exemption

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

Sexual harassment

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

DDA25 anniversary

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

Marriage equality

The Australian Human Rights Commission considers that the fundamental human rights principle of equality means that civil marriage should be available, without discrimination, to all couples, regardless of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity. Position Paper Marriage equality in a changing...
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Race Discrimination

Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize 2017

Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize 2017 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 close 15 September 2017. Who can enter Students in Years 10 and 11 at...
Shaping our future: discussions on disability rights
Disability Rights

Shaping our future: discussions on disability rights

Introduction The Disability Discrimination Commissioner is standing in front of a white background with the Australian Human Rights Commission logo. Download Introductory video transcript in Word Between October 2016 and March 2017 Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin conducted a...
A conversation in gender equality
Sex Discrimination

A conversation in gender equality 2017

A conversation in gender equality shares some of the common themes that emerged during the Commissioner’s consultations with more 1,000 people from every state and territory in Australia. The consultations focused on engaging with people from a diverse range of communities and with a variety of life...

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