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Proposed modern slavery legislation ‘a good first step’

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has welcomed a Federal Government proposal to legislate against modern slavery.Commissioner Santow said Government plans to require large businesses to report annually on their actions to address modern...
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Nominations Deadline Extended - celebrating those who champion human rights and equality

Commission extends deadline for Awards nominations

The Australian Human Rights Commission today announced it is extending the deadline for nominations for this year’s Human Rights Awards to 4 September 2017.Commission President, Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher, urged individuals, businesses and...
Monday 14 August 2017
Leadership Council group shot 10 August Melbourne event

Business leaders unite on cultural diversity

PwC Australia chief executive Luke Sayers, EY Oceania chief executive Tony Johnson, and Corrs Chambers Westgarth chief executive John Denton joined Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane, Dr Tien Huynh from RMIT University and author Dr...
Friday 11 August 2017

Voices in Action: Empowering young people for positive change

Speech given at the CREATE Biannual ConferenceDate: 9.25am, 10 August 2017 at the International Convention Centre, SydneyIntroductionThank you to CREATE Foundation for the invitation to provide an opening address. I too would like to acknowledge the...
Thursday 10 August 2017

Nominations closing soon

Time’s running out to get your nomination in for the 2017 Human Rights Awards, with nominations closing next week.We all know someone, or perhaps a business or organisation, that deserves to be recognised for their inspiring work; for their devotion...
Wednesday 9 August 2017

Key Forum on Education, Garma Festival

 Garma Festival 2017June OscarAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice CommissionerAustralian Human Rights CommissionKey Forum on EducationFriday 4 August 2017 Acknowledgements and Intro [Introduction in Bunuba]Yaningi warangira ngindaji...
Friday 4 August 2017
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‘We want our voices heard in Parliament’: Garma 2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar has told Garma 2017 she is convinced the proposal to enshrine an Indigenous voice to Parliament would address the powerlessness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...
Friday 4 August 2017

Creating safety: Building respect, resilience and relationships using children’...

National Suicide Prevention Conference 2017Delivered on Friday 28 July 2017 IntroductionIt’s a pleasure to be invited here today to present at this year’s Suicide Prevention Conference.Before I begin, I would like to acknowledge the Traditional...
Friday 4 August 2017
Image of the cover of the change the course report

Report shines a light on universities

The Australian Human Rights Commission today released its landmark report on the nature and extent of sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.The data in the Change the course report is based on a national survey completed by...
Tuesday 1 August 2017
Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins and NUS National President Sophie Johnston holding copies of the report

Launch of Change the Course: National report on sexual assault and sexual...

  1 August 2017[Check against delivery]I am pleased to launch the Change the course: National report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities. IntroductionThis report marks a huge milestone.For decades, university students...
Tuesday 1 August 2017

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