Pat Anderson wins human rights medal, presented by Gillian Triggs. Photo by Matthew Syres

Pat Anderson AO wins 2016 Human Rights Medal

Pat Anderson AO, a tireless advocate for the rights and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, has won the prestigious 2016 Human Rights Medal. As Chair of the Lowitja Institute and co-chair of the Prime Minister's Referendum...
Friday 9 December 2016
Social Justice report launch 2016

'We want to be at the heart of reforms involving our people': Deputy...

“We want Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to be at the heart of any reform agenda involving our people,” said Deputy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Robynne Quiggin.Speaking at the launch of the 2016...
Wednesday 7 December 2016
Professor Gillian Triggs and Robynne Quiggin

Commission launches Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Report

Australian Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs and Deputy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Robynne Quiggin today launch the Social Justice and Native Title Report 2016.The document is a state-of-the-...
Wednesday 7 December 2016
Attorney-General George Brandis

Attorney-General opens workshop on treatment of detainees

Federal Attorney-General, the Hon George Brandis QC, opened a workshop at the Australian Human Rights Commission this week, focussed on OPCAT – the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment...
Wednesday 7 December 2016
Tim Soutphommasane and Ian Narev

Corporate leaders join cultural diversity council

A group of eight leaders from Australian business, academia and government have agreed to promote diversity in leadership through a newly-established Leadership Council on Cultural Diversity.Members of the Council include PwC Australia’s CEO Luke...
Tuesday 6 December 2016

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