- 10 December 1986
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Alternative Names
- Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
Formerly known as the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, the Australian Human Rights Commission is Australia's national human rights watchdog. An independent statutory body which reports to the Parliament of Australia through the Attorney-General, it was established on 10 December 1986 and comprises: a president and seven commissioners; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner; Age Discrimination Commissioner; Children's Commissioner; Disability Discrimination Commissioner; Human Rights Commissioner; Race Discrimination Commissioner and a Sex Discrimination Commissioner
Sources used to compile this entry: History of the Commission', Australian Human Rights Commission, https://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/what-are-human-rights/history-commission, accessed online 19 August 2016; 'President and Commissioners', Australian Human Rights Commission, https://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/president-commissioners, accessed online 19 August 2016.