All posts tagged Australian Human Rights Commission

Worldwide women gather in OZ

REPRESENTING 16 different countries and five Australian states, passionate female Jewish leaders gathered at the International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW) Quadrennial Convention in Sydney last week, at which the organisation’s first Australian president, Robyn Lenn, completed her four-year term of presidency.

Archibald win for Yvette

ONE of the first people to congratulate artist Yvette Coppersmith on winning the $100,000 Archibald Prize for her self-portrait last week was New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, who had knocked back the artist's request to sit for a portrait.

Shoah memorials ‘safe under 18C’

There is no danger Holocaust commemorations could be impeded by Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, say Jewish groups.

Depression in the spotlight

AUTHOR Adam Schwartz was a finalist for the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Young People’s Human Rights Medal, presented as part of the commission's 2015 Human Rights Awards.

Fighting discrimination for four decades

AFTER leading a multicultural stand against the government’s plans to axe Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act last year, Executive Council of Australian Jewry executive director Peter Wertheim will

The lessons of Kristallnacht

THE Jewish community is “a canary in the mine” for the wider problem of racial discrimination in Australia, Australian Human Rights Commission president Professor Gillian Triggs said at the communal […]

Leaders join Goodes to combat racism

IN the wake of the deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels last weekend, two leaders of the Sydney Jewish community have joined forces with AFL star Adam Goodes to combat racism.

18C helped beat Facebook hate page

COMMUNITY leaders say section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) helped them to persuade Facebook this week to close down a page run by the Australian branch of the far-right Greek political party Golden Dawn.