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

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

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