2011 News: Aboriginal man with intellectual disability in WA prison for a...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda says the detention of 29 year-old Marlon Noble in the WA prison system for 10 years without having been convicted is nothing short of a disgrace.
Friday 18 March 2011

2011 News: Make a stand against bullying

New types of harassment, such as cyber-bullying, have significant human rights impacts on children and young people, says Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick.
Friday 18 March 2011

2011 News: Thérèse Rein Receives Her Medal

Winner of the 2010 Human Rights Medal Thérèse Rein formally received her medal at a morning tea at the Institute Of Architects office at Tusculum at Potts Point this week.  Ms Rein was awarded the medal on Human Rights Day, 10 December last year,...
Friday 11 March 2011

2011 News: Time to end mandatory detention system

The Commission has expressed concern about recent incidents on Christmas Island, during which tear gas and ‘bean-bag bullets’ were used against asylum-seekers in immigration detention.
Friday 11 March 2011

2011 News: People power crucial in closing the Indigenous life expectancy gap

Co-chairs of the Close the Gap Campaign, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda and National Coordinator for Tackling Indigenous Smoking Dr Tom Calma, have outlined the crucial importance of ‘people power’ to...
Thursday 10 March 2011

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