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Australian Human Rights Commission

Level 3, 175 Pitt St, SYDNEY NSW 2000, Sydney, Australia
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Working towards an Australian society where human rights are for everyone, everywhere, every day. Official Australian Human Rights Commission Facebook page: news and events from Australia's human rights watchdog and we welcome discussions on human rights topics.
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No young child should be waking up in jail on Christmas Day | Megan Mitchell

No young child should be waking up in jail on Christmas Day, writes Australian National Children's Commissioner Megan Mitchell

A long way from Parap mission | Australian Human Rights Commission

Pat Anderson is a strong Alyawarre woman, who has dedicated her life to advocating for Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander people. Pat is recognised nationally and internationally as a human rights champion for her efforts in addressing issues of injustice and inequality within Australia.

Seismic Shift Required to Stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody | Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission extend its sincere condolences to the family of Yamatji woman Ms Dhu who passed away while in Western Australian police custody in August 2014. We also express our deep respect for their decision to release the footage of the appalling treatment of their young family member.

Employers | Australian Human Rights Commission

The Commission’s online hub for businesses and employer can assist you to support workplace diversity, understand and meet your obligations under anti-discrimination law and integrate a human rights approach into your policies and practices. The online hub includes a range of practical resources designed to support you to develop effective policies and practices in areas including gender equality, sexual harassment, recruitment and retention of older workers, managing employees with family and carer responsibilities, workplace cultural diversity and employment of people with disabilities. Check out the hub here:

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Age Discrimination Commissioner Kay Patterson

Many thanks to the employees and retirees of the NSW Railway Band Inc. for bringing some festive cheer to Martin Place Railway Station!

Age Discrimination Commissioner Kay Patterson

2016 Australian Business and Human Rights Dialogue | Global Compact Network Australia

In October 2016, the Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) and Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) convened the third Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights, bringing over 100 practitioners and experts from business, government, civil society and academia together to progress business and human rights practice in Australia. Outcomes document is now available.

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Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin discusses the announcement that the first national curriculum for Auslan, the language of the deaf community, will be rolled out in schools across Australia.

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Human rights groups thought they had secured an historic win in June when the UN Human Rights Council appointed an independent expert to help combat the high levels of violence and discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people around the world. However, a further challenge to the work of UN’s new SOGI / LGBTI expert has emerged- countries vote on Monday in #UNGA71

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Australian Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane

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The Australian Human Rights Commission has collaborated with LexisNexis® to develop RightsApp, the world's first mobile application that allows users to quickly and easily search international human rights conventions and declarations by topic and right. RightsApp contains the text of some of the world's most important international human rights treaties and agreements, as well as signatory information and relevant United Nations committees' general comments. Read more:

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