Indigenous leaders seek to enable economic development on native title land

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders have called on Government to work with them on pursuing economic development on native title land and commit resources to this process.
Thursday 21 May 2015

Indigenous leaders tackle barriers to property rights

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda and Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson are convening a high level meeting with Indigenous leaders in Broome.The Indigenous Leaders Roundtable is exploring the...
Wednesday 20 May 2015

Expert roundtable on domestic and family violence

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell will hold an expert roundtable in Melbourne today to examine the impact of domestic and family violence on children.“Every child has the right to live free from violence, but the confronting reality...
Tuesday 19 May 2015

Funding quarantined but uncertainty remains

The Close the Gap Campaign has welcomed the quarantining of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programmes from further cuts in the 2015–16 Budget but says the pain and uncertainty around last year’s Budget cuts still linger.Campaign Co-Chairs...
Wednesday 13 May 2015

Commission welcomes Australia's first LGBTI University Guide

Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson will today launch a national guide to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) students find a supportive and inclusive university.“This is the first time Australian universities have been...
Monday 11 May 2015

Commission partners with sport to tackle homophobia

The Australian Human Rights Commission, the Australian Sports Commission and the Bingham Cup Sydney 2014 are working with major sports to tackle homophobia and discrimination.Pride in Diversity, Australia’s not-for-profit employer support program,...
Sunday 10 May 2015

Indigenous funding must be quarantined from Budget cuts

The Close the Gap Campaign has called on the Australian Government to restore funding to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initiatives and to quarantine programs from further cuts in the 2015–16 Budget.Co-Chairs Mick Gooda and Kirstie Parker...
Friday 8 May 2015

Commission calls for end of death penalty

The Australian Human Rights Commission is deeply saddened at the executions in Indonesia of Australian citizens Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.Commission President Professor Gillian Triggs expressed profound concern that the human rights of these...
Wednesday 29 April 2015

New report reveals alarming levels of discrimination against older workers

The results of the nation’s first survey of age discrimination at work will be released today, revealing the extent of the discrimination faced by older Australians.Federal Treasurer, Joe Hockey will officially launch National Prevalence Survey of...
Wednesday 22 April 2015

Willing to Work National Inquiry launch

The Australian Human Rights Commission is pleased to announce Willing to Work: A National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australian and Australians with Disability.The Inquiry will be conducted at the request of the Attorney-...
Wednesday 15 April 2015