cultural diversity

Panic and anxiety are no substitute for true reflection

Our media and culture “must give voice to the lived experience of multicultural Australia”, Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has urged.“Australia is a multicultural country but more can be done to ensure that the arts in Australia...
Thursday 29 June 2017
Father lies on the ground, surrounded by child's toys.

A brighter future for teen parents and their children

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has begun a series of roundtables exploring issues faced by young parents – aged 19 years and below – and their children.“Young parents and their children are at risk of a range of poor outcomes in...
Wednesday 28 June 2017

Strengthening Multiculturalism Inquiry - Opening Statement (2017)

Opening statement given to the Select Committee on Strengthening Multiculturalism Public Hearing, Melbourne - check against deliveryThank you to the Committee for the opportunity to give evidence to this important inquiry.Australia is frequently...
Tuesday 27 June 2017

Hanson's comments remind us we still have a long way to go

As Disability Discrimination Commissioner, it is my job to promote and protect the rights of people with disability. So when a person who has been elected to represent the concerns and aspirations of the Australian people uses the floor of...
Saturday 24 June 2017

Launch of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women report

Launch of CSW61 Report Back ReportParliamentary Group on Population and DevelopmentThursday 22 June 2017Event: 11:00am - 12:00pmAustralian Parliament HouseThe report was launched by Minister for Women Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash before members of...
Thursday 22 June 2017
Equality, it's in our chemistry

Same Sex: Same Entitlements. Are we there yet?

When the Australian Human Rights Commission released its Same-Sex: Same Entitlements report, 58 federal laws were identified as discriminating against same-sex couples and in some cases, their children.At the report’s launch 10 years ago, then...
Thursday 22 June 2017
Photo: Prof. Gillian Triggs President Australian Human Rights Commission, Joanne Beckett LexisNexis Managing Director

RightsApp named in Top 20 of Smart 100 Index

RightsApp, the mobile application developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission and LexisNexis, has been named in the Top 20 of the 2017 ‘SMART 100’ Index.The Anthill ‘SMART 100’ Index recognises innovative products that are ‘Australian,...
Wednesday 21 June 2017

Domestic violence and older people

Aged Care Psychiatry ServiceEastern Sydney Mental Health AssociationWednesday 21 June 2017Event: 9:00am – 1:00pmOpening Address: 9:05-9:15am (10min)Royal Hospital for Women Lecture TheatreLevel 1, Women’s Health Institute, Randwick Hospital...
Wednesday 21 June 2017
Dr Rosalind Croucher

Commission welcomes new President

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the appointment of a new President to replace Professor Gillian Triggs, who departs at the end of July after a five-year term.The Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC today announced...
Tuesday 20 June 2017
Image: Courtesy of Department of Defence - Composite image of Afghanistan trip

Conversations on deployment

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has released a report outlining some of the insights she gained from her recent visit to the Middle East region with the Australian Defence Forces (ADF).Commissioner Jenkins was invited to the Middle East...
Monday 19 June 2017