The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is Australia’s national human rights institution, established by the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth).
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) is responsible for protecting and promoting human rights in Victoria.
This position paper is based on the AHRC’s and VEOHRC’s collective experience and research in this area. In addition, the two Commissions convened joint roundtables in Sydney (11 June 2019) and Melbourne (27 June 2019) on the topic of serious harms on the basis of religion. Leaders representing a wide variety of religious organisations, as well as academic researchers with relevant expertise, participated in these events.