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Arash Bordbar and UNHCR trainees
By Isaiah Dawe.Arash Bordbar is a 23 year-old refugee from Iran and an inspiring advocate for refugees’ access to education and employment opportunities.In December 2016, Arash was awarded the Young People’s Human Rights Medal. Arash was amazed. “I...
Thursday 6 July 2017
Australians Of The Year - Inspiring Change In Human Rights - 6 speakers: Deng Adut, Andrea Mason, Gillian Triggs, Yasmin Khan, Jason Ball, Kumi Taguchi
Four remarkable Australians will discuss human rights at Sydney’s Town Hall next month.  They’ll be discussing how to bring Australians together around a range of hotly debated social issues.The evening will be hosted by ABC’s Kumi Taguchi –...
Wednesday 17 May 2017
Three children playing, of diverse cultural backgrounds. Source: Wikimedia commons, Harmony Day 5475646580
Today the Commission made a submission to parliament on the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act and Australian Human Rights Commission Act. Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2017I refer to the above Bill which has been referred...
Friday 24 March 2017
Leadership Diversity Council
Photo: From L-R - Professor Peter Høj, Ian Narev, Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Michelle Guthrie, Tony Johnson, Dr Martin Parkinson.A newly-formed group of eight Australian leaders have come together to promote cultural diversity at senior levels.Race...
Wednesday 22 March 2017
Photo from Wikimedia Commons DIAC Harmony Day
The Australian Human Rights Commission remains of the view that section 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act, as interpreted by the Courts, strike an appropriate balance between freedom of expression and protection from racial vilification....
Tuesday 21 March 2017

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