Photo coutesy of First Peoples Disability Network

Indigenous leaders deliver Redfern Statement to PM

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders have delivered the historic Redfern Statement direct to the Prime Minister at Parliament House, using the handover to demand a new relationship with government.Indigenous leaders gave the statement to...
Tuesday 14 February 2017
June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

June Oscar AO becomes Social Justice Commissioner

The Australian Human Rights Commission is pleased to welcome June Oscar AO as the incoming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.Ms Oscar, a proud Bunuba woman from Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia, has devoted her...
Thursday 9 February 2017
Hands reaching out through prison bars

OPCAT: improving conditions of detention

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the Australian Government’s decision to ratify and implement the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT).Under OPCAT,...
Thursday 9 February 2017

RDA facts: setting the record straight

“Public debate about the Racial Discrimination Act is unlikely to abate any time soon. But we hope discussion of the Act is based on an accurate understanding of what it means and how it operates. And we hope our society will remain committed to...
Tuesday 7 February 2017
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