Australian Human Rights Commission

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UNSW Sydney today confirmed its intention to release annual data for reports of, and responses to, sexual assault and harassment.

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The Australian Human Rights Centre at UNSW has launched On Safe Ground: A Good Practice Guide for Australian Universities, with 18 recommendations relating to sexual harassment and assaults on campus.

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Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, offers some alternatives to Australia's current handling of refugees.

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Kingsford Legal Centre director Anna Cody has won the 2016 Australian Human Rights Commission Law Award.

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The time is right for a crash course on section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, its exemptions and the powers of the Australian Human Rights Commission, write Katharine Gelber and Luke McNamara.

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Australian universities are united in an unprecedented national campaign to tackle and prevent sexual harassment and assault on campuses, writes Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs.

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The government’s response to the cancellation of the visit by the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants is evidence of the bewildering doublethink regarding Australia’s “legitimacy” as an international leader, UNSW's Human Rights Clinic says.

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SOGI’s Story – a UNSW-led educational comic book and video project about same-sex love and discrimination – will help tackle stigma and violence in 16 African countries.

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People with disabilities face extraordinary barriers to justice, experts have warned at an Australian Human Rights Commission meeting held at UNSW.

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Law academic Andrea Durbach has been appointed Deputy Sex Discrimination Commissioner, a role she describes as a "wonderful opportunity".

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