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
June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

June Oscar AO becomes Social Justice Commissioner

The Australian Human Rights Commission is pleased to welcome June Oscar AO as the incoming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.Ms Oscar, a proud Bunuba woman from Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia, has devoted her...
Thursday 9 February 2017
Pat Anderson receiving the 2016 Human Rights Medal from Gillian Triggs. Photo by Matthew Syres

A long way from Parap mission

Pat Anderson is a strong Alyawarre woman, who has dedicated her life to advocating for Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander people. Pat is recognised nationally and internationally as a human rights champion for her efforts in addressing issues of...
Friday 23 December 2016
Ms Dhu’s grandmother, Carol Roe holding a sign, 'UNPAID FINES SHOULD NOT BE A DEATH SENTENCE', "We need answers to our baby girl's death, and to know another Julieka won't die like this."

Seismic Shift Required to Stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

The Australian Human Rights Commission extend its sincere condolences to the family of Yamatji woman Ms Dhu who passed away while in Western Australian police custody in August 2014. We also express our deep respect for their decision to release the...
Friday 23 December 2016
Social Justice report launch 2016

'We want to be at the heart of reforms involving our people': Deputy...

“We want Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to be at the heart of any reform agenda involving our people,” said Deputy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Robynne Quiggin.Speaking at the launch of the 2016...
Wednesday 7 December 2016

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