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'Not about retribution': Greens MP suing over 'offensive' posts
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'Not about retribution': Greens MP suing over 'offensive' posts

Jenny Leong says she is still looking for answers about how NSW Police responded to officers attacking her on Facebook.

  • by Patrick Begley

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Don't make crime about race, Australia's new Race Discrimination Commissioner warns Melbourne
Australian Human Rights Commission

Don't make crime about race, Australia's new Race Discrimination Commissioner warns Melbourne

Chin Tan says it is 'highly misleading and counter-productive' to frame Melbourne’s problems with crime as a problem with African-Australian communities.

  • by Jewel Topsfield
'You have to be practical': Gillian Triggs backs Scott Morrison on lifetime New Zealand refugee ban
Australian Human Rights Commission

'You have to be practical': Gillian Triggs backs Scott Morrison on lifetime New Zealand refugee ban

Gillian Triggs said the choice was a "wicked game" but worth it to get 150 refugees to New Zealand.

  • by Michael Koziol
Workplace sexual harassment in focus as national inquiry comes to WA
Australian Human Rights Commission

Workplace sexual harassment in focus as national inquiry comes to WA

Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner will travel to Perth and Geraldton next week to hear stories of sexual harassment in the workplace.

  • by Cameron Myles
'Balancing' act: Australia's new race commissioner is not inclined to commentary or advocacy
Christian Porter

'Balancing' act: Australia's new race commissioner is not inclined to commentary or advocacy

Chin Tan, Australia's new race discrimination commissioner, sees his role very differently to predecessor Tim Soutphommasane.

  • by Michael Koziol
Civics education should be compulsory, children's commissioner says
Australian Human Rights Commission

Civics education should be compulsory, children's commissioner says

Commissioner Megan Mitchell said she supports lowering the voting age to 16, but more civic education is also needed.

  • by Andrew Brown
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University free speech rules 'definitely worth considering', says Human Rights Commissioner
Religious freedom

University free speech rules 'definitely worth considering', says Human Rights Commissioner

Education Minister Dan Tehan will advocate a US-style charter to protect free speech when he meets vice-chancellors this week.

  • by Michael Koziol
Inquiry into human rights of intersex people
LGBT

Inquiry into human rights of intersex people

The Australian Human Rights Commission is examining how to protect the human rights of people born with bodies that do not mean the "norms" of male or female.

  • by Jewel Topsfield
'Walk with purpose and confidence': UNSW's sexual assault advice prompts outcry
University

'Walk with purpose and confidence': UNSW's sexual assault advice prompts outcry

A Sydney university is criticised for sending an email telling staff and students to "walk with purpose and confidence".

  • by Justine Landis-Hanley
'The myth of the civilising mission': colonial past weighs on Germany
Germany

'The myth of the civilising mission': colonial past weighs on Germany

Germany has yet to come to terms with its violent colonial legacy in Africa, which laid the groundwork for and inspired Nazi atrocities, some say.

  • by John Eligon