Discrimination in employment
This paper explains the concept of weight-centrism, including the science that questions the link between weight and disease. Using a review of 112 studies on children’s active school transport, it explores and problematises expressions of weight-centrism in urbanism research.
This document reports on survey and focus group research conducted by Women’s Health Matters in 2021 and makes recommendations towards improving the health and wellbeing of women with disabilities in the ACT.
Victoria’s first whole-of-government LGBTIQ+ strategy provides the vision and plan to drive equality and inclusion for Victoria’s LGBTIQ+ communities within all aspects of government work over the next decade.
Artificial intelligence (AI) systems can be used to promote equality and non-discrimination, but without the right AI governance strategies, they can have the opposite effect. This paper aims to provide policy-makers with the tools, interventions and regulations that promote AI fairness.
This position paper sets out the Australian Human Rights Commission’s proposals for reforming federal discrimination law in Australia.
This paper demonstrates the crucial role that Dementia Australia’s 'Dementia-Friendly Communities' program has had in improving dementia knowledge, facilitating inclusivity and reducing stigma and discrimination in the community.
The PIAC’s Mental Health and Insurance Project has been tackling systemic problems in the way insurers design, price and offer policies and assess claims to the detriment of people with past or current mental health conditions. This report outlines the progress that has been made...
Fact Check: Scott Morrison says businesses can refuse entry to unvaccinated patrons without falling foul of discrimination laws. Is that correct?
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says businesses can refuse entry to unvaccinated patrons without falling foul of discrimination laws. Verdict: Mr Morrison's claim is not the full story.
This research examines discrimination and existing policy, law and practice in Australia’s private rental sector, including the impact of informal tenancies and the increasing role of digital technologies.
Submission of the Human Rights Commission to the Ministry of Justice proposals against incitement of hatred and discrimination
This submission, from the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, provides feedback on the New Zealand government's proposals to broaden protection against hate speech.
The Human Rights Act 1993 prohibits speech that incites racial disharmony and prohibits discrimination against a person because of an aspect of their identity. This document provides an opportunity for people to provide feedback on changes to the act.
This report assess six different policy options for addressing the adverse impacts of the hostile environment on individuals and communities, and for reforming the current system of immigration enforcement in the United Kingdom.
This discussion paper investigates the state of HIV-related stigma in New South Wales, its impacts, and how it can be addressed to improve outcomes, not only for those who are directly affected by it, but also to enhance efforts to end HIV transmissions for all.
The recommendations outlined in this report are the product of an advisory group convened by Universities UK in October 2019, and come just over a year after the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission uncovered widespread evidence of racial harassment on university campuses.
This report explores how the problem of algorithmic bias can arise in decision making that uses artificial intelligence (AI). This problem can produce unfair and potentially unlawful decisions.
Conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mission Australia’s 19th annual Youth Survey asked 25,800 young people aged 15–19 years to share their greatest concerns. This report provides valuable insights into their concerns for the future and supports our advocacy efforts on their behalf.
The results of the first large-scale survey of the experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at work give plenty of food for thought.
This project aimed to gain a firsthand understanding of the diversity of Indigenous workers’ experiences. The project is Indigenous-led, and has been overseen by a panel of distinguished Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander academics and employment practitioners.
The Like Minds, Like Mine programme aims to increase social inclusion and reduce stigma and discrimination against people with experience of mental illness and distress. This report describes learnings from an evaluation of the Like Minds, Like Mine programme from 2018-2019. The key learnings relate...