Commissioner Alastair McEwin

Working towards Equality for People with Disability: the big issues for the...

People with disability still face a lot of barriers in today’s society in Australia.To mark this year’s International Day of People with Disability, held on Sunday 3 December 2017, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin, is...
Friday 1 December 2017
World AIDS day

Stigma standing in way of right to health: World AIDS Day

All Australians have a human right to health but stigma continues to act as a barrier to HIV prevention and treatment, says Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow.Commissioner Santow’s comments come on World AIDS Day, a time to raise awareness...
Friday 1 December 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane at CERD 2017

Commissioner flags extreme racism concerns at UN

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane appeared before the United Nations’ Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in Geneva this week, flagging his particular concerns about the...
Thursday 30 November 2017
Transgender flag

Commission welcomes Re Kelvin decision

The Commission welcomes today’s decision of the Full Court of the Family Court in the matter of Re Kelvin.The Court has found that court authorisation is no longer required for hormonal treatment for young people with gender dysphoria, where there...
Thursday 30 November 2017
Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians (ACCG)

Children's commissioners call for action to protect the rights of children...

Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians are calling on governments to ensure youth justice detention is focused on rehabilitation, and the rights of children are protected.
Wednesday 29 November 2017