Older lady looking out of a window

Kay Patterson on elder abuse

People react with disbelief when I recount examples of elder abuse that I have heard during my consultations.
Monday 6 February 2017
a girl raised out the palm of her hand covering half her face, signalling to stop

A national system for domestic and family violence death review

The Australian Human Rights Commission today released a report arguing that Australia should establish mechanisms to improve the collection of nation wide data on patterns and trends in domestic and family violence homicides.In launching the report...
Tuesday 24 January 2017
Marriage equality

Human Rights Commissioner addresses marriage inquiry

The Australian Human Rights Commission has reiterated its support for a proposed Bill to expand the legal definition of marriage.Speaking at a public hearing into the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same Sex) Bill, Human Rights...
Tuesday 24 January 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

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