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Australia takes steps to end elder abuse

As the world marks Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Commission is reminding all Australians that they have a responsibility to recognise and report elder abuse and neglect in whatever form it's taking place. 
Thursday 15 June 2017
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President calls for Awards nominations

Once again, Australia is preparing to celebrate our human rights champions, but we need your help!We’re asking you to nominate inspiring individuals, organisations, businesses or community groups who’ve made positive contributions to human rights....
Friday 9 June 2017
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Have courage. We can’t wait another 50 years to be heard: Commissioner Oscar...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar has delivered a landmark speech linking Constitutional reform and a treaty with Australia’s First Peoples to the “unfinished business of the 1967 Referendum and the Mabo...
Tuesday 6 June 2017
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Iftar fundamentally repudiates violence and hatred

Speaking at an Iftar dinner hosted by the Victorian Parliament, Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has described Australia’s commitment to multiculturalism as “stronger than the fear of difference; stronger than hatred; stronger than violence.”...
Tuesday 6 June 2017
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Australia’s human rights bodies tell political leaders: Uluru Statement ‘cannot...

Australia’s federal, state and territory human rights bodies have urged political leaders to work across party lines to deliver Constitutional reform for Australia’s First Peoples.In a joint letter, the Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities...
Monday 5 June 2017