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

Social Justice Commissioner addresses UN Forum

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar, has used her inaugural address to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to focus attention on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.The...
Thursday 27 April 2017
Commissioner June Oscar with Shireen Malamoo

'I am Nyanyjili, that’s my skin name. Together we will work for families...

Indigenous leaders gathered at the Australian Human Rights Commission this week to welcome June Oscar as the nation’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice CommissionerThey were joined by Commission President Gillian Triggs, other...
Wednesday 5 April 2017
Commissioner June Oscar. Photo courtesy ABC TV

Welcome June Oscar, Australia’s Social Justice Commissioner

Story by Isaiah Dawe.Aboriginal leader and advocate, June Oscar AO, is a proud Bunuba woman from Fitzroy Valley in Western Australia. She is also the first woman to be appointed as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner....
Monday 3 April 2017
National Congress of Australia's First Peoples volunteers Kevin Lee (left) and Dickson Luo; Congress and Close the Gap Campaign co-chair Jackie Huggins; volunteers Isabel Hernandez and Cliantha Dawit-Dessay; and Congress CEO Gary Oliver

'We seek a new relationship with Govt': Close the Gap Campaign

“A month ago, when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull gave his Closing the Gap Report to Parliament, he stated that only one out of the seven headline targets for closing the health gap between Australia's First Peoples and non-Indigenous Australians...
Thursday 16 March 2017
Aboriginal girl holding hoop, image courtesy Oxfam, for Close the Gap

Indigenous push to close the health gap

After 10 years and despite bipartisan support for closing the gap, Australian governments at all levels are failing Australia’s First Peoples. But there is a way forward.
Thursday 16 March 2017