Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin

Disability Commissioner points to positive change

Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin today addressed more than 600 staff from disability service organisations, about the incredible opportunities the NDIS offers and the challenges many people with disability face on a daily basis...
Thursday 23 February 2017
Anna Brown, Imam Nur, Morgan Carpenter & Edward Santow

RightsTalk focus on LGBTI discrimination

In the lead-up to the 38th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Human Rights Commissioner Ed Santow hosted a RightsTalk to discuss the role of law in protecting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Australians....
Thursday 23 February 2017
Gillian Triggs and Commission legal officer at Senate Inquiry

Commission reveals details of 18c complaints

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released the details of both the QUT and Bill Leak complaints  under the Racial Discrimination Act.Below is an excerpt from the statement provided by Commission President, Professor Gillian Triggs to the...
Tuesday 21 February 2017

Commission welcomes marriage equality report

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes a consensus report on marriage equality by a parliamentary Select Committee on the Exposure Draft Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 2016.The cross-party committee considered how to amend...
Thursday 16 February 2017
Photo coutesy of First Peoples Disability Network

Indigenous leaders deliver Redfern Statement to PM

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders have delivered the historic Redfern Statement direct to the Prime Minister at Parliament House, using the handover to demand a new relationship with government.Indigenous leaders gave the statement to...
Tuesday 14 February 2017