The Australian Human Rights Commission (‘the Commission’) was engaged by the University of New England (UNE) to undertake an independent, expert led review of the seven residential colleges at UNE. The review process led to a comprehensive understanding of: the culture at each of the seven UNE...
This background paper provides context regarding older women’s homelessness. It offers some potential solutions to reduce women’s risk of homelessness with a focus on preventative and innovative approaches that look beyond social and community housing as the answer.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice
Participation in sport is a human right. Sport provides physical, social and mental health benefits, and plays a positive role in building communities. For this reason, it is essential that both women and men feel welcome to participate in sport, including golf.
Developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission and LexisNexis®, Rights App is the world’s first mobile application that allows users to quickly and easily search international human rights conventions and declarations by topic and right.
January 2019 marks the half-way point of my 5-year term as Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner. My job is to work towards an Australia where the rights of people with disability are respected, protected and promoted. Here, I present a brief overview of my work to date.
These guidelines provide practical guidance to organisations and individuals to encourage the implementation of special measures. They are intended to offer a means by which workplaces and education and service providers, as well as administrators of Commonwealth law and programs, can assess their...
This report contains an overview of key observations and concerns arising from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s inspection of the Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre (CIIDC) in August 2017