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Australian Human Rights Commission

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— theme: Disability
— country: Australia, Pacific

Contact No.
+61 2 9284 9600
Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, NSW 2000, Sydney
Email Address

The email provided is for information on lodging or responding to a complaint. For other contact details, please refer to the website.

The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory organization that works to protect and promote the human rights of all people in Australia. It was established by the Australian Government in 1986. 

The Commission's work covers four key areas:

  • Providing education and raising public awareness about human rights
  • Handling complaints of discrimination and breaches of human rights
  • Researching human rights issues and contributing to policy developments
  • Legal advocacy on human rights issues

The Commission fulfills its responsibilities by:

  • Developing publications, resources and education programs for schools, workplaces and the community
  • Working with the media to raise public awareness about discrimination and other human rights issues
  • Supporting community organizations and business on how to protect and promote human rights
  • Investigating and conciliating complaints of discrimination or breaches of human rights under federal laws
  • Holding public inquiries and consultations on important human rights issues
  • Working with and advising parliaments and governments to develop laws, programmes and policies that protect and promote human rights
  • Researching human rights issues
  • Making submissions to parliamentary and other inquiries about human rights issues
  • Providing independent advice to assist courts in cases that involve human rights principles
  • Working with other national human rights institutions, particularly through the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, to address major human rights issues in the region.


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