Children’s Commissioner launches children’s rights resource

The National Children’s Commissioner, Ms Megan Mitchell, has launched a document that takes another significant stride for the development of the rights of children.Supporting young children’s rights: statement of intent (2015—2018)  was developed...
Tuesday 31 March 2015

Commissioner Wilson sets out rights agenda

Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson has set out his key priorities for future work in the Rights & Responsibilities Consultation Report released today.“After seeking the views of everyday Australians on the human rights issues that matter to...
Monday 30 March 2015

Commissioner Gooda welcomes reversal on funding cuts

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda has welcomed the Federal Government’s reversal on funding cuts to Indigenous legal services.“The Government has listened to the concerns of the community and acknowledged...
Thursday 26 March 2015

Commission and NRL join forces to tackle racism

Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane has announced a renewed partnership with the National Rugby League to tackle racism in Australia.At the NRL Harmony Day festival in Sydney today, the NRL will pledge support for the Racism. It...
Friday 20 March 2015

Commissioner Wilson calls for renewed debate on marriage equality

Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson has welcomed the renewed debate on reforming civil marriage to treat same-sex couples equally before the law.“Equality before the law is one of the most important liberal human rights principles, and it extends...
Thursday 19 March 2015

Close the Gap leaders urge Government to listen to the people

More than 150,000 Australians will declare their support today for ending health inequality between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other Australians, with a record number of schools, community groups, health services, businesses and...
Thursday 19 March 2015

Record numbers in support of Close the Gap Day

The call to end to health inequality between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other Australians continues to get louder, with a record number of events being held nationwide on Thursday 19 March to mark National Close the Gap Day.Community...
Tuesday 17 March 2015

Intergenerational Opportunities

Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan has welcomed the release of the fourth Intergenerational Report.The report outlines Australians changing demographics: the number of Australians aged 65 or over is projected to more than double by 2054-55.“...
Thursday 5 March 2015

New resources available for Australian employers

The Australian Human Rights Commission is reaching out to the business community to help employers embrace diversity and prevent discrimination in the workplace.A suite of free online resources were unveiled at a launch event in Sydney today, hosted...
Wednesday 4 March 2015

National Close the Gap Day: Australians call for action

Close The Gap Campaign Co-Chairs Kirstie Parker and Mick Gooda are urging Australians from all walks of life to take part in National Close the Gap Day on Thursday 19 March, calling for an end to health inequality.Community groups, health services,...
Tuesday 3 March 2015

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