2011 News: Australia commits to follow up on human rights recommendations

The report of Australia’s appearance before a crucial UN human rights meeting in Geneva highlights addressing racism, improving the rights of Indigenous peoples and overturning mandatory detention policies as key focus areas for Australia into the...
Wednesday 2 February 2011

2011 News: Human Rights record stands up to scrutiny

However, Indigenous issues, immigration detention, gender equality, sexuality discrimination and disability issues were repeatedly raised by many delegations.
Friday 28 January 2011

2011 News: Australia under scrutiny at major UN event

Australia is participating in the United Nation’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) being held in Geneva and is the 152nd country to take part in this once-every-four-year process.
Thursday 27 January 2011

2011 News: New Commissioners mean greater focus on Race and Disability...

The announcement, made today by federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Senator Kate Lundy, means it will be the first time in 13 years that Australia will have a separate Race and Disability...
Thursday 27 January 2011

2011 News: International student crisis requires real action

A research paper released today has highlighted a chaotic policy environment and the absence of a coordinated national strategy to address racism as significant contributing factors in the sharp decline of what was Australia’s rapidly growing...
Thursday 20 January 2011