Age and disability employment summit

The scourge of employment discrimination facing older Australians and those with disability will be the focus of a summit being held today in Sydney.The panel discussion will feature employers representing a diverse range of industries including...
Friday 27 May 2016

NSW report highlights ageing population crisis

Today’s release of the New South Wales Intergenerational Report 2015-16 is welcome analysis and a stark reminder of the urgent challenges Australia is facing with our ageing population.The Report projects that the number of workers compared to...
Thursday 26 May 2016

Sexual Harassment and Assault on Campus

The Australian Human Rights Commission will be conducting a nation-wide survey of university students on sexual harassment and sexual assault.The confidential online survey will be conducted in the second half of the year by Roy Morgan.“The survey...
Friday 20 May 2016

Close the Gap Campaign voices support for National Congress

Close the Gap Campaign calls on all political parties to commit to funding the national representative body for Australia’s First Peoples.The Campaign is deeply concerned over the Federal Government’s decision not to provide financial assistance for...
Wednesday 11 May 2016

Commission Welcomes New Appointments

The Australian Human Rights Commission today welcomes three new appointments to the Age, Disability and Human Rights portfolios.The announcement was made by Attorney-General, Senator the Hon. George Brandis QC.Dr Kay Patterson will become the Age...
Thursday 5 May 2016

National Inquiry Report released today

The Australian Human Rights Commission and the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon. George Brandis QC, today will launch the report into employment discrimination against older Australians and Australians with disability, Willing to Work.“This Inquiry...
Monday 2 May 2016

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

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