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Family and Domestic Violence

Family violence linked to heightened self-harm among children

The devastating impact of family and domestic violence on children can be seen in heightened rates of suicide, self-harm and injury, National Children’s Commission Megan Mitchell has warned.

Commissioner Mitchell highlighted the link between violence at home and self-harm and suicide in Children, in a speech to the recent Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) Conference in Ballarat.

Violence, neglect and abuse, UN OEWGA, New York

Thank you Mr/Madam Chair.

I am very grateful for the opportunity, as a member of an NHRI, to participate in this panel on violence, neglect and abuse of older people. I speak on behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission in my role as Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner.

The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent government organisation which since 1986 has been charged with protecting and promoting human rights in Australia.

Domestic violence and older people

Aged Care Psychiatry Service
Eastern Sydney Mental Health Association

Wednesday 21 June 2017
Event: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Opening Address: 9:05-9:15am (10min)

Royal Hospital for Women Lecture Theatre
Level 1, Women’s Health Institute, Randwick Hospital Campus
Barker Street Randwick

NOTE:  Please check against delivery

Introduction

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. 

The call comes as the Australian Law Reform Commission today releases its findings and recommendations following a 15-month Federal Inquiry into elder abuse.

The report, Elder Abuse - A National Legal Response, is the result of 117 national stakeholder meetings and more than 450 submissions.

Call to action – end elder abuse

To coincide with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Australian Human Rights Commission is calling on all Australians to recognise the rights of older people and end the abuse and neglect so many of them face.

The call comes as the Australian Law Reform Commission today releases its findings and recommendations following a 15-month Federal Inquiry into elder abuse.

The report, Elder Abuse - A National Legal Response, is the result of 117 national stakeholder meetings and more than 450 submissions.

Hobart Oration

“A fair go for all: the state of human rights protection in Australia”                                                                                                                                                                                                             Check against Delivery

I am honoured to be invited to deliver the 7th Hobart Oration and I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Palawa people of Tasmania.

We need a national picture of domestic violence homicides

Authors

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins and President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Professor Gillian Triggs

In March 2010, shortly after making the decision to leave her abusive husband after more than 20 years of violence, Zahra Abrahimzadeh was stabbed to death in front of 300 witnesses inside the Adelaide Convention Centre. Two years later, her husband was convicted of her murder.

A life free from violence and fear: a child’s right

2016 International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect

Held by the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect in Calgary, Canada

RightsApp launched

The Australian Human Rights Commission has collaborated with LexisNexis® to develop RightsApp, the world’s first mobile application that allows users to quickly and easily search international human rights conventions and declarations by topic and right.

Domestic Violence and the Workplace: Employee, employer and union resources (2012)

Monday 4 April, 2016

2012

This information is designed to assist workplaces and unions to introduce domestic violence workplace entitlements in an informed and supportive environment. The information provided  was designed to be used in conjunction with training delivered by the Domestic Violence Workplace Rights and Entitlements Project.