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In November 2017, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner wrote to all 39 Vice Chancellors to request information about what actions their university had taken in response to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Change the course report. This audit document outlines the responses.
This report from the Australian Human Rights Commission sets out draft national principles for child safe organisations.
At the request of Australia’s 39 universities, the Australian Human Rights Commission has conducted a national, independent survey of university students to gain greater insight into the nature, prevalence and reporting of sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.
This Consultation Paper (the Paper) aims to help those with an interest in conditions of places of detention to participate in the process that will determine how OPCAT is implemented in Australia.
The Australian Human Rights Commission is concerned that many people with disability who need communication supports or who have complex and multiple support needs are not having their rights protected, and are not being treated equally, in the criminal justice system. This is happening to...
This report focuses on people with disabilities who need communication supports or who have complex and multiple support needs and who have come in contact with the criminal justice system. Negative assumptions and attitudes, coupled with a lack of support services and minimal provision of...
Outlines the work the National Children's Commissioner has undertaken throughout 2014-15 to promote discussion and awareness of matters relating to the human rights of children and young people in Australia.
I am pleased to present to you the Children’s Rights Report...
Forty years ago, the Commonwealth Parliament enacted the first federal human rights and discrimination legislation. The Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) was a landmark in Australian race relations. Enacted shortly after the formal abandonment of the White Australia policy, it was a legislative...
The status of SOGII rights in Australia has improved significantly over the past two decades. Despite this, LGBTI people still face unacceptable and significant discrimination and barriers to their fair and equal treatment, according to this report.
‘SOGII rights’ are ultimately...
Rights & Responsibilities 2014 was a national consultation conducted by the Human Rights Commissioner between August and December 2014. The consultation examined how well people think their human rights and freedoms are protected in Australia.
Altogether the Human Rights Commissioner consulted with over...