Our new client services charter is about how we must treat our clients. It also explains to our clients what they can do to help us treat them well. As outlined in the charter, if you are unhappy with the quality of our services or about a decision we have made, you can contact us. If […]Read More
The Commission’s current social inclusion plan (2019-22) broadens our commitment to creating an inclusive community that respects and realises everyone’s rights.
Previous disability action plans reflect a longstanding commitment to promoting the rights of people with disability.
Our current plan is broader, promoting inclusion for other groups which experience discrimination or disadvantage. These groups include people with a disability; LGBTIQ+ people; older people; and people from multicultural communities.
The plan sets out an active program to promote the rights of these groups.Read More
The ACT Human Rights Commission has a vision of an ACT community where the rights of people with disability are recognised, respected and promoted, and substantive equality in employment, education, health, justice and access to services is fully realised, which includes the equal participation of people with disability in the workforce. Our Disability Action Plans (DAP) gives practical effect to this vision.Read More
The Human Rights Commission has released a new resource designed to help local clubs be more inclusive, and to increase participation of transgender and intersex players.Read More
The ACT Health Services Commissioner Ms Karen Toohey today released a report of a Commission initiated investigation into the methadone program at the AMC.Read More
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is a
groundbreaking human rights treaty adopted by the UN General Assembly
in 1989. The Convention spells out the human rights of all children and
young people, and has been signed by almost every country in the world,
including Australia. I wanted to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this
document with the children and young people of the ACT, so I invited every
student in every school to draw a portrait of themselves on coloured card.
I also asked them to write a message under their portrait about why it is
important for adults to listen to children and young people.