Dr Soutphommasane with FECCA's Mohammad Al-Khafaji

Outgoing Race Commissioner calls for urgent action

The outgoing Race Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Tim Soutphommasane, has today called for urgent action on measures to reduce racism at the  launch of his final report before stepping down this week.The Report, Anti-Racism in 2018 and Beyond, is...
Tuesday 14 August 2018
Tim Soutphommasane

Australians urged to continue the fight against racism

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has given his final public address, urging Australians to continue the fight against racism, prejudice and discrimination.Speaking at the Whitlam Institute at the University of Western Sydney,...
Monday 6 August 2018

Confronting the Return of Race Politics

Confronting the Return of Race PoliticsDr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination CommissionerLecture to the Whitlam Institute, Western Sydney University6 August 2018 (6.30pm)Check against deliveryI join in acknowledging the Darug people as the...
Monday 6 August 2018
Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane

Race politics is back

This opinion piece by the Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Southphommasane was published by Fairfax media on August 6, 2018Race politics is back. Right now, it feels like there has never been a more exciting time to be a dog-whistling politician...
Monday 6 August 2018
Nominations deadline extended - Sunday 19 August 2018

Human Rights Awards deadline extended: Nominate Now!

The Australian Human Rights Commission has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2018 Human Rights Awards to Sunday 19 August 2018.“Our annual Human Rights Awards acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of the many extraordinary...
Monday 6 August 2018
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Project explores rights of Australians born with variations in sex...

The Australian Human Rights Commission is examining how best to protect the human rights of people born with variations in sex characteristics.The project will learn about the experiences of people born with bodies that do not meet the medical or...
Monday 6 August 2018
Georgie Stone

Five years of federal protections for LGBTI Australians

Today marks five years of federal protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status in Australia.These protections were included in the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 on 1 August 2013 and...
Wednesday 1 August 2018
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Universities audited on response to Change the course report

Today marks one year since the release of the landmark Change the course report into sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.To coincide with the anniversary, the Australian Human Rights Commission has conducted an audit of...
Wednesday 1 August 2018
Edward Santow

My Health Records privacy protections strengthened

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow welcomes the Australian Government’s commitment to strengthen privacy protections under My Health Records.Health Minister Greg Hunt yesterday announced the Government would amend the My Health Records Act 2012...
Wednesday 1 August 2018
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Human Rights Awards 2018 – Nominations close soon!

2018 is a special year for the Human Rights Awards, marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration underpins international human rights law and inspires us to work to ensure all people can gain freedom,...
Wednesday 1 August 2018

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