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Our Choices, Our Voices: Celebrating Success on National Close the Gap Day

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO and the Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples Rod Little, will today release the 2019 Close the Gap report – “Our Choices, Our Voices”. The report, prepared by the Lowitja Institute, is being...

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Race Race Discrimination

National Consultations with Australian Muslims

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan will today announce a series of national consultations with the Muslim community in Australia about their experiences of hate speech and violence and about their ideas for change. Commissioner Tan will make the announcement at a Harmony Day Event in...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Our Choices, Our Voices - Celebrating Success on National Close the Gap Day

This Opinion Piece by June Oscar AO and Rod Little was published by Guardian Australia on Thursday March 21, to mark National Close the Gap Day When the Prime Minister Scott Morrison tabled the 2019 Closing the Gap report last month, we were again reminded about the lack of progress made to address...

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Race Race Discrimination

Harmony Day 2019

Thank you all for taking time out of your day to be here this morning – it’s a great pleasure to have you here on this important day. I’ll begin by acknowledging that we are on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and I pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging, as well as...

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Commission Commission – General

e-bulletin, 14 Feb 2019

Welcome to the Australian Human Rights Commission e-bulletin. Published monthly, this e-bulletin keeps you up-to-date with our programs, projects and news. Subscribe to receive it every month. In this e-bulletin: Empowering children with disabilities Golf and equal opportunity Australia and Vietnam...

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Disability Disability Rights

Media Statement - Draft Terms of Reference for the Disability Royal Commission

Media Statement from Alastair McEwin, Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner I welcome today’s release of the draft terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability and the government’s commitment to establish a Royal...

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Discrimination Sex Discrimination

63rd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Australian & Canadian government & Australian Human Rights Commission side event: Sexual harassment in the workplace – a global perspective Monday 11 March, 1.15pm – 2.30pm Location: Conference Room 11, UN Headquarters Keynote address – Kate Jenkins, Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner...

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Rights Rights and Freedoms

To our children’s children, the glad tomorrow

Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society London, 11 March 2019 This evening, I want to talk about the framing of human rights in Australia. As I see it, we are very much at the crossroads of facing so many issues in the human rights firmament. By December last year, when I had been in my role as President...

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Commission Commission – General

e-bulletin, 12 Feb 2019

Welcome to the Australian Human Rights Commission e-bulletin. Published monthly, this e-bulletin keeps you up-to-date with our programs, projects and news. Subscribe to receive it every month. In this e-bulletin: National Conference for Supreme and Federal Court Judges Children’s Commissioner...

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