Inclusion, citizenship and race

Speech given to Australian Education Union Victoria Principals Conference, MelbourneCheck against delivery[Acknowledgements]What is inclusion, and how do we achieve it? These are live questions, not only for teachers and educators, but for all of us...
Friday 28 April 2017
Student protest sign saying "Don't get raped" crossed out so it reads "Don't Rape"

August release date confirmed for university report

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins today announced that the Australian Human Rights Commission's natoinal report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities will be released on Tuesday 1 August 2017.“This project is...
Friday 28 April 2017
‘Human rights in investment’ cover - on blackboard with business flowcharts

Human rights influence on investors

A new report detailing the strong business case for the financial services industry to consider human rights in their investment decisions will be released today, as investors around the globe become more focussed on responsible investing.Human...
Thursday 27 April 2017
June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner at the UN

Social Justice Commissioner addresses UN Forum

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar, has used her inaugural address to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to focus attention on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.The...
Thursday 27 April 2017
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Commission welcomes funding for Community Legal Centres

The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed federal government funding for community legal centres.“Community legal centres are vital in protecting the basic human rights of disadvantaged people in Australia.“I am very pleased that Attorney-...
Monday 24 April 2017

Tolerance and harmony in challenging times

Speech to the Affinity Intercultural FoundationCheck against deliveryMay I begin by thanking the Affinity Intercultural Foundation for this invitation. This isn’t the first time I have had the pleasure of joining Affinity for an event, and I know it...
Wednesday 12 April 2017
Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin

Commissioner McEwin releases his top priorities

Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin has today released the findings of Shaping our Future: Discussions on Disability Rights national consultations.Between October 2016 and March 2017, Commissioner McEwin and his team...
Thursday 6 April 2017
Image of students protesting sexual assault on campus. Image credit: Steve Rhodes (Flickr)

Commission welcomes commitment from universities to release data

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the commitment from all 39 Australian universities to release the data they receive on rates of sexual assault and sexual harassment at their institutions.This data will be provided to universities as...
Thursday 6 April 2017
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University sexual assault project will see results for students

The Australian Human Rights Commission is unwavering in our commitment to ensuring the national project on sexual assault and sexual harassment at universities presents an accurate picture of the current situation at Australia's universities and...
Wednesday 5 April 2017
Commissioner June Oscar with Shireen Malamoo

'I am Nyanyjili, that’s my skin name. Together we will work for families...

Indigenous leaders gathered at the Australian Human Rights Commission this week to welcome June Oscar as the nation’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice CommissionerThey were joined by Commission President Gillian Triggs, other...
Wednesday 5 April 2017