Australian Human Rights Commission News: A message from the President

President Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM
Dear friends,

As you all know, we are in very challenging times.

On behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission, all our Commissioners and staff, I would like to update you on what we are doing in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We are closely monitoring updated advice provided by health experts and the relevant authorities. Above all, we are still working hard and maintaining our key functions in protecting and promoting human rights, especially for our most vulnerable people. That means we are still available to help you with your concerns and our work will continue, but with some adjustments.

To look after our staff and the public we are closing our offices and areas that have been open to the public, until further notice. Our National Information Service phone line and our Complaints function will remain operational. If you have concerns about discrimination or other breaches of human rights, we are ready to assist you. Contact us on 1300 656 419 04 or 02 9284 9600 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between the hours of 11.30am to 1.30pm AEST or email us at any time on To lodge a complaint, go to .

Our Commissioners will continue to engage with key stakeholders and communities to uphold and improve human rights.

Human rights are as important now, as they ever were. We can all do our part to uphold and respect our rights and the rights of others, and to look after each other. We face this challenge as a community, and we will overcome this challenge if we come together as a community .

My very warmest wishes to you all

Rosalind CroucherEmeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM

Australian Human Rights Commission
Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
GPO Box 5218, Sydney NSW 2001
T +61 2 9284 9600 
Human rights: everyone, everywhere, everyday

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