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Beyond the blind eye

David Crosbie, Thursday, 2nd December 2021 -  In light of the Jenkins report, David Crosbie issues a challenge to every charity leader to actively support those that call out inappropriate behaviour or misconduct within their

Government ‘Ideologically Opposed to Human Rights’ Says Departing Triggs

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 26th July 2017 -  The controversial outgoing president of the Australian Human Rights Commission Professor Gillian Triggs has described the Australian government as “ideologically opposed to…

Most Complaints to Human Rights Commission on Disability Discrimination

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 18th October 2016 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission has confirmed in a Senate estimates hearing that disability discrimination received the highest level of complaints across the board to…

Working for Longer is Good for Australia – Human Rights Commission

Staff Reporter, Monday, 23rd November 2015 -  Keeping older people working for longer would be good for Australia, according to the country’s Age Discrimination Commissioner. Speaking at an event hosted by the IRT Foundation,…

Australian Leaders Slam Abbott, Defend Gillian Triggs

Xavier Smerdon, Friday, 20th February 2015 -  A chorus of some of Australia’s most respected intellectuals have written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott in support of Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs. Former…

Young Disability Leaders Join UN Conference

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 11th June 2014 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission has sent a delegation of young people with disabilities to the United Nations Conference of States Parties (COSP) in New York. The delegation…

Feds Plan Changes to Human Rights Commission

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 11th February 2014 -  The Federal Government is planning to legislate reforms for the Human Rights Commission amid concerns it focuses too heavily on anti-discrimination issues. Federal Attorney-General…

Public Advocate Appointed to Vic Human Rights Commission Board

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th November 2012 -  Victorian public advocate, Colleen Pearce, has been appointed as a board member of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. Attorney-General Robert Clark…
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