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Young people in the workplace: Resource sheet 2 - rightsED

Young people in the workplace - Resource sheet 2

Making a complaint with the Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent
statutory organisation that works to protect and promote the
human rights of all people in Australia. We were established by
the Australian Government in 1986.

Our vision is to work towards an Australian society where
human rights are enjoyed by everyone, everywhere, every

Our work covers four key areas:

  • providing education and raising public awareness about
    human rights
  • handling complaints of discrimination and breaches of human
  • researching human rights issues and contributing to policy
  • legal advocacy on human rights issues.

The Commission has statutory responsibilities under the
following federal laws:

  • Age Discrimination Act 2004
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1992
  • Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
  • Sex Discrimination Act 1984
  • Racial Discrimination Act 1975