Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin

Commissioner McEwin releases his top priorities

Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin has today released the findings of Shaping our Future: Discussions on Disability Rights national consultations.Between October 2016 and March 2017, Commissioner McEwin and his team...
Thursday 6 April 2017
Image of students protesting sexual assault on campus. Image credit: Steve Rhodes (Flickr)

Commission welcomes commitment from universities to release data

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the commitment from all 39 Australian universities to release the data they receive on rates of sexual assault and sexual harassment at their institutions.This data will be provided to universities as...
Thursday 6 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
Silhouette of young woman looking out a window

University sexual assault project will see results for students

The Australian Human Rights Commission is unwavering in our commitment to ensuring the national project on sexual assault and sexual harassment at universities presents an accurate picture of the current situation at Australia's universities and...
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

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