2008 Media Release: Towards fair treatment of all people in detention

Releasing options for Australia to monitor conditions of detention, Human Rights Commissioner, Graeme Innes, today emphasised the importance of Australia’s responsibility to ensure that all people who are deprived of their liberty within our borders...

HREOC media release: Social Justice Commissioner Welcomes New Family Violence Prevention Legal Services in WA

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Tom Calma today welcomed the appointment of two new service providers for the Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Legal Services program.

Goward applauds introduction of 12 weeks paid parental leave in New Zealand

The Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Pru Goward has praised the introduction of 12 weeks' paid parental leave in New Zealand. Legislation implementing paid parental leave starts 1st July.

2009 Media Release: Does imprisonment give good value for money?

Our current way of dealing with Indigenous young offenders is not working and it’s time to take a whole new approach, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma, will tell a major conference on Indigenous young...

Program to tackle discrimination against rural gays and lesbians

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and the Australian Youth Foundation (AYF) today announced a program to establish a national network of young gay men and lesbians in rural Australia.

HREOC media release: Native title gains continue to bring win-win results for all parties

Yesterday’s Federal Court decision recognising the Eastern Kuku Yalanji People’s native title rights over nearly 127,000 hectares of far north Queensland’s Daintree area is another example of how negotiation and cooperation bring the best outcomes...

"Stolen Wages" case should be delayed, says Social Justice Commissioner

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Dr William Jonas AM, today called on the Queensland government to delay plans to seek Cabinet approval for a draft plan to resolve the Aboriginal 'stolen wages' issue until they...

NAIDOC Week : a time for reflection and celebration

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Dr Bill Jonas, said today that National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week represents an opportunity for the government and the wider community to focus...

Launch of new video/DVD on Commission’s conciliation process

HREOC President John von Doussa QC and South Australian Equal Opportunity Commissioner Linda Matthews invite you to attend the launch of a new audio-visual resource titled ’Pathways to resolution: The conciliation process of the Human Rights and...

Australian Human Rights Commission 2001 Media Release

An index of HREOC Media Releases published in 2001 is available below. For further information, please contact the Public Affairs Unit via: media@humanrights.gov.au.