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Impacts of Tech Change on People with Disability

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 25th July 2018 -  A sold-out conference in Sydney has explored the human rights implications of unprecedented technological change, particularly its impact for people with disability. About one

People with Disability at Greater Risk of Violence During NDIS Transition

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 17th July 2018 -  People with disability will be at greater risk of violence during the National Disability Insurance Scheme transition until certain ambiguities are resolved, an Australian Human

Major Sydney Event Explores Human Rights And Technology

Contributor, Tuesday, 17th July 2018 -  How do we protect our human rights when technology is changing the way we live at an unprecedented pace? Driverless cars choosing who to save in a crash, big data targeting democratic

Community Groups Call For Action on Indigenous Incarceration Rates

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 28th March 2018 -  Indigenous community groups have called on the Australian government to follow the “clear roadmap for change” presented by a new government-commissioned report, which examined

Organisations Unite to End Modern Slavery in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 1st November 2017 -  A coalition of organisations have united to release a statement of support against modern slavery, setting out key principles for the introduction of a Modern Slavery Act in Australia.

Assault and Harassment Across Most Areas of Australian University Life – Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 1st August 2017 -  A new report by the Australian Human Rights Commission has revealed that more than half of university students across the country were sexually harassed last year. The Australian…

Inquiry Launched into Freedom of Speech

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 8th November 2016 -  A parliamentary inquiry has been set up to examine freedom of speech, including possible changes to sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act and the Australian Human

Human Rights Commission Offers ‘Practical’ Alternatives to Indefinite Detention

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 15th September 2016 -  Striking a balance between protecting the country’s borders and treating asylum seekers humanely is possible, according to a new Australian Human Rights Commission report.

Human Rights Commission Launches Landmark Uni Sexual Assault Study

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 23rd August 2016 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission and the nation’s 39 universities are working together to conduct a survey assessing the prevalence of sexual assault and sexual harassment

Australia’s Top Jobs Lacking Cultural Diversity

Wendy Williams, Friday, 29th July 2016 -  Australia’s top jobs are dominated by people with Anglo-Celtic backgrounds in spite of a multicultural society, according to a landmark study on cultural diversity in leadership.

Workplace Age and Disability Discrimination Rife

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 -  Older people and people with disability are being denied jobs due to discrimination, according to landmark research from the Australian Human Rights Commission. According to the

New Sex Discrimination Commissioner Appointed

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 11th February 2016 -  The Federal Government has appointed Victorian Kate Jenkins as Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner for a term of five years. Jenkins is currently the Victorian Equal…
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