Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health must be a Budget priority

The Close the Gap Campaign has called on the Australian Government to make Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health a priority in the Federal Budget. Close the Gap Campaign Co-Chairs Mick Gooda and Dr Jackie Huggins today released the Campaign’s...
Tuesday 26 April 2016

Commission welcomes PNG ruling

The Commission welcomes the ruling by the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea that the detention of refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island is illegal.The Court has ordered Australia and Papua New Guinea to take immediate steps to end the...
Tuesday 26 April 2016

Zero tolerance for violence, says Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Reducing violence against women and girls is one of three priorities for the newly-appointed Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins.“We have to address the prevalence of violence against women and girls in this country. It’s a disgrace,”...
Wednesday 20 April 2016

Children’s Commissioner responds to Royal Commission into Family Violence

The Royal Commission into Family Violence report recommendations relating to the needs of children and young people acknowledges the serious impact of family violence on children from birth, according to National Children’s Commissioner Megan...
Wednesday 30 March 2016

Unmet needs of children in out-of-home care

The findings of a national survey of more than 2,000 children in out-of-home care highlight the unmet needs of many children, said National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell.The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reported on a...
Wednesday 23 March 2016

This Harmony Day, take a stand against racism

For Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner, Harmony Day on 21 March is an opportunity to take a stand against racism wherever we encounter it.“Today marks the 50th anniversary of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of...
Monday 21 March 2016

Commission responds to independent review of the Safe Schools program

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the independent review of the Safe Schools program, but has some concerns about the Government’s proposed changes to the program.The Commission welcomed reasonable adjustments to the program as...
Friday 18 March 2016

Commissioner calls for action against bullying and violence

On National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence, Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has called on all Australians to take a stand against violence and bullying in the community and online.
Friday 18 March 2016

Groundswell of support on 10 year anniversary

Hundreds of thousands of Australians are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Close the Gap Campaign today by participating in more than 1,570 community and corporate events across the country.Campaign Co-Chairs Dr Jackie Huggins and Mick Gooda...
Thursday 17 March 2016

1,300 events already registered for Close the Gap Day

In the 10th year of the Close the Gap Campaign, more and more Australians are pledging their support for health equality and signing up to participate in National Close the Gap Day.Campaign Co-Chairs Dr Jackie Huggins and Mick Gooda said 1,300...
Wednesday 9 March 2016

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