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
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