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Nominate for Human Rights Community Award

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 8th September 2015 -  Nominations are about to close for the 2015 Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Award to be presented at the Australian Human Rights Awards ceremony in December. The deadline for…


Ministers Play Dirty Pool Over Triggs

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th June 2015 -  Ministers Brandis and Dutton play some dirty pool in their fight with the President of the Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs, writes Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow

Human Rights Commission President Faces Grilling

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 24th February 2015 -  Australian Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs has faced a grilling from the Government about the children in detention report during her appearance before a Senate…

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…

Children in Detention Report “Entirely Credible”

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 18th February 2015 -  Australian Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson has refused to condemn the Abbott Government for attacking his President Gillian Triggs over the controversial children…

More Asylum Seeker ‘Mothers’ on Suicide Watch

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 24th July 2014 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission says it holds grave concerns for the welfare of asylum seekers, particularly mothers and children on Christmas Island, after visiting detainees…

Disability Commissioner Role Uncertain

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 21st May 2014 -  Disability advocates have voiced their concern at the possible axing of the role of Disability Discrimination Commissioner under the Human Rights Commission, which has so far been…

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…

Inquiry into Children Seeking Asylum Gathers Support

Staff Reporter, Monday, 3rd February 2014 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry into the mandatory and closed detention of children seeking asylum in Australia has been welcomed by the national peak body for refugees.…
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