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This report outlines work the National Children's Commissioner has undertaken throughout 2016-17 to promote the human rights of children and young people in Australia. This year, the major project has focused on the rights and needs of young parents and their children.
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 longevity revolution is underway, inexorably. The number of Australians aged 65 and over is projected to more than double by 2055, when there will be around 40,000 people aged 100 and over. Life expectancy continues to increase. In 2055, men can expect to live...
I am pleased to present my fourth annual Children’s Rights Report as the National Children’s Commissioner. This report details how I have fulfilled my statutory functions, outlined in Section 46MB of the Australia Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth) (the Act) during the 2015-16 period....
Building Belonging is a comprehensive toolkit of early education resources that can be used to address racial prejudice and discrimination in early childhood settings. The resource includes an ebook, song with actions, educator guide, posters and lesson plans.
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...