2011 News: Thérèse Rein Receives Her Medal

Winner of the 2010 Human Rights Medal Thérèse Rein formally received her medal at a morning tea at the Institute Of Architects office at Tusculum at Potts Point this week.  Ms Rein was awarded the medal on Human Rights Day, 10 December last year,...
Friday 11 March 2011

2011 News: Time to end mandatory detention system

The Commission has expressed concern about recent incidents on Christmas Island, during which tear gas and ‘bean-bag bullets’ were used against asylum-seekers in immigration detention.
Friday 11 March 2011

2011 News: People power crucial in closing the Indigenous life expectancy gap

Co-chairs of the Close the Gap Campaign, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda and National Coordinator for Tackling Indigenous Smoking Dr Tom Calma, have outlined the crucial importance of ‘people power’ to...
Thursday 10 March 2011

2011 News: Cross country for International Women’s Day

Over the next two weeks, women around Australia will have the chance to tell Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, where they think the Commission should be focussing its efforts.
Friday 4 March 2011

2011 News: New multicultural policy welcomed

Race Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes has welcomed the federal Government’s new The People of Australia: Australia’s Multicultural Policy.
Thursday 17 February 2011

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