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Children's Rights

Youth Justice and Child Wellbeing Reform across Australia

Background The National Children’s Commissioner is conducting a project that investigates opportunities for reform of youth justice and related systems across Australia, based on evidence and the protection of human rights. The project will explore ways to reduce children’s involvement in crime...
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Age Discrimination

Planning ahead

Future planning empowers older people to have choice and control over their senior years and provides peace of mind for them and their loved ones.
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Children's Rights

Supporting Quality Engagement with Children

Project Overview Australia’s National Children’s Commissioner, Anne Hollonds is talking with children, young people, and their families about the issues they face, the support they need, and their experiences accessing government services. The views and experiences of children, young people and...
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Age Discrimination

Positive ageing

Having positive beliefs about ageing has been shown to be associated with better physical health, psychological wellbeing, increased longevity, and reduced dementia risk among older people.
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Age Discrimination

Age Discrimination in Employment

The right to work is a fundamental human right, but one that far too many older people in Australia do not enjoy.
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Legal

Human Rights Reports

In addition to receiving complaints of unlawful discrimination, the Commission can inquire into complaints of breaches of human rights and workplace discrimination under the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986.
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Disability Rights

Accessible Housing Project

One of Commissioner Gauntlett’s term goals is to increase access to accessible housing for people with disability.
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Children's Rights

National study on young people's attitudes towards consent and sex education

Under the direction of the National Children’s Commissioner, the Children’s Rights Team at the Australian Human Rights Commission has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Education to conduct a study on secondary students' experiences of, and attitudes towards, relationships...
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices)

Watch the Yajilarra nhingi, mindija warrma (from dreams, let's make it reality) animation and hear the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls.
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Race Discrimination

International Student Principles

The International Student Principles (‘The Principles’) were developed to address the human rights concerns of international students living in Australia. The development of the Principles began in 2009, following several incidents of racist violence directed at international students.
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Race Discrimination

National Anti-Racism Framework

The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched a plan to develop a National Anti-Racism Framework. The Commission is working with all levels of Government, peak bodies, human rights agencies and community organisations to progress the Framework.
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Business and Human Rights

Supporting business to combat modern slavery

The Commission and KPMG Australia are collaborating on the development of a range of practical, sector-specific guides to support businesses to understand and manage their modern slavery risks approach and to respond effectively to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth).