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People held in immigration detention, as well as staff working in detention facilities, face genuine risks to their health, safety, security and their human rights more broadly. This report assesses how the Australian government identifies and manages those risks.
These guidelines have been developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission, in partnership with Sport Australia and the Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports (COMPPS), to provide guidance to sporting organisations on promoting the inclusion and participation of transgender and gender diverse people in...
The Australian Human Rights Commission hopes this guide will help people navigate their way through meaningful and productive discussions, to not only identify racism, but to build strategies to change behaviours.
The Australian Human Rights Commission was engaged by the University of New England (UNE) to undertake this independent, expert led review of the seven residential colleges at UNE.
This resource has been prepared to help older Australians navigate the different phases of ageing. It can be used as a reference guide to check on a particular topic, or it can be read chapter by chapter to get a snapshot of the services and...
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.
A major focus of the Australian Human Rights Commission's consideration will be the legal and policy framework for respecting, protecting and fulfilling human rights. They are seeking the public's views on who has a responsibility to respect human rights and what should happen if someone’s...
This white paper aims to identify how Australia can simultaneously foster innovation and protect human rights through the application of new technologies, in particular, artificial intelligence (AI).
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 own equity...
This report contains an overview of key observations and concerns arising from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s inspection of the Brisbane Immigration Transit Accommodation (BITA) facility in September 2017.