Media Releases

MEDIA STATEMENT - Children in Immigration Detention

The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, warmly welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison, that children under the age of 10 and their families will be...
Tuesday 19 August 2014

Older workers the focus of new campaign

Age Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan will launch the Power of Oldness with the Minsiter for Employment, Senator Eric Abetz in Sydney today.The Power of Oldness is a web campaign aimed to raise awareness about the value of workers over the age...
Monday 18 August 2014

NRL dedicates weekend round to Close the Gap

The National Rugby League (NRL) round 23 this weekend is dedicated to Close the Gap, Australia’s largest campaign to improve the life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.Nearly 200,000 Australians have signed the Close the Gap...
Wednesday 13 August 2014

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

To mark tomorrow’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda, has unveiled a new website to provide practical information about the United Nations...
Friday 8 August 2014

Close the Gap welcomes Racial Discrimination Act decision

The Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision not to proceed with proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.Campaign co-chair Kirstie Parker said the Prime Minister has heeded community concern...
Wednesday 6 August 2014

Andrew Greste confirmed for Free Speech 2014 Symposium

Andrew Greste, the brother of the imprisoned Australian journalist Peter Greste, will address the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Free Speech 2014 Symposium on 7 August in Sydney.Mr Greste said his brother was in Egypt for the first time when...
Monday 4 August 2014

'Invisible Discriminator' campaign highlights subtle racism

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda, and the Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane, congratulate beyondblue for a new campaign highlighting the insidious nature of racial discrimination...
Wednesday 30 July 2014

Report: pregnancy and return to work discrimination costs everyone

Report: pregnancy and return to work discrimination costs everyoneThe Australian Human Rights Commission’s landmark report for its Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review, released today, has found that little has...
Friday 25 July 2014

Final program released: sedition, online harassment on agenda for Free Speech 2014 Symposium

Free speech, online harassment and sedition are up for discussion at a symposium addressed by Federal Attorney-General George Brandis QC and shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC on 7 August 2014.Other speakers at the Free Speech 2014 Symposium...
Thursday 24 July 2014

Acting Disability Commissioner Starts Today

From today, Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan will add Disability Discrimination to her portfolio and will focus on improving dignity, respect and equal opportunities for people with disability.
Monday 14 July 2014