Australian Human Rights Commission

Part of the Attorney-General portfolio and a Federal authority

The Australian Human Rights Commission's goals are to foster greater understanding and protection of human rights in Australia and to address the human rights concerns of a broad range of individuals and groups. The Commission's responsibilities include and public awareness; discrimination and human rights complaints; human rights compliance; policy and legislative development. The Commission investigates alleged infringements of human rights under the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 and breaches of anti-discrimination law under the Age Discrimination Act 2004, Disability Discrimination Act 1992, Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

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The power to enforce United Nations treaties
Response by Australian Human Rights Commission to Laszlo Nagy on .
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Dear Mr Nagy,   I understand that you requested that the Commission provide you with a copy of ‘the instrument that forces courts to abide by inte...
FOI Delegations
Response by Australian Human Rights Commission to Ben Fairless on .
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Dear Mr Fairless, I refer to your email dated 14 November 2018. Please find attached a copy of the current arrangement which gives lawyers at the Com...
Dear Mr Smith I am happy to deal with this administratively. I confirm there are no documents falling within your request. Regards Michelle Lindley D...
Hi Eliza We are in fact able to provide this information administratively. While we are unable to calculate 'how many cases have been investigated or h...
FOI Delegations - 2016
Response by Australian Human Rights Commission to Ben Fairless on .
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Ben I will assume that’s an agreement to withdraw unless I hear from you otherwise. Many thanks Michelle Michelle Lindley Deputy Director Legal Sectio...
Social media policy
Follow up sent to Australian Human Rights Commission by James Smith on .
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Thank you for providing the requested information. Yours sincerely, James Smith
Dear Ariana   I refer to your FOI request of 28 February 2016.   Please see attached:   ·         My decision in response to your FOI reque...
Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act (2013)
Response by Australian Human Rights Commission to Nicole Iliagoueva on .
Information not held.
Dear Ms Iliagoueva,   Please see the attached letter regarding your request for documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).   K...
Dear Ms Iliagoueva   The Australian Human Rights Commission has begun processing your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI...
I'm a Macleay College student, requesting under the Freedom Of Information Act (1982) any documented communication between the High Courts and the F...
I am requesting all internal communications or emails from September 2013 onwards in relation to the "Armenian Genocide" issue. Anything containin...
Hi Ben   I attach a notice of my decision along with a copy of all documents falling within the scope of your request. I have attached both pdf an...
List of policy documents
Response by Australian Human Rights Commission to Daniel Hinds on .
Partially successful.
Dear Mr Hinds I attach: - my decision in response to your FOI request; and - information about your rights of review. Please do not hesitate to cont...
I request copies of all correspondence related to the appointment of Tim Wilson as a Human Rights Commissioner, including emails and other correspon...

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