Group of happy people sailing on boat, one in wheelchair

Happy International Day of People with Disability!

3 December is International Day of People with Disability.Around the world, it is marked and celebrated by discussions, forums, campaigns and events that acknowledge the great ability and contributions of people with disability.International Day of...
Saturday 3 December 2016
Image of Megan Mitchell at the launch of the Children's Rights Report. To Megan's right is a painting by a young person in youth justice detention. That painting is also the cover of the Children's Rights Report.

Children’s Rights Report 2016: There’s no excuse for child abuse

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell today launched the 2016 Children’s Rights Report, detailing the findings of her investigation into the treatment of children and young people in correctional detention in Australia.“By neglecting...
Friday 2 December 2016
Artwork cropped from the front of the Children's Rights Report.

Why is this happening in 21st century Australia?

The National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has called for Australia to ratify and implement the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) as soon as possible to ensure better oversight of youth justice detention.The...
Thursday 1 December 2016
SJ Report cover

Social Justice Report 2016 delivers agenda for reform

The Social Justice and Native Title Report 2016, tabled today in Federal Parliament, includes an agenda for reform based on solutions proposed by Indigenous Australians.Australian Human Rights Commission President, Gillian Triggs, said governments...
Thursday 1 December 2016
World AIDS Day image

World AIDS Day: living free from stigma

World AIDS Day, held each year on 1 December, is a day to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate all those who have died of AIDS-related conditions.Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow said World AIDS Day also provides an...
Wednesday 30 November 2016