National Mediation Conference 2019

Jalangurru lanygu balangarri. Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Nambiri, Ngunnawal yani U. Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri thangani. Yaningi miya ngindaji Muwayi ingga winyira...
Monday 15 April 2019
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Statistics reveal high rates of satisfaction with complaints service

The latest statistics on complaints made to the Australian Human Rights Commission show satisfaction with the complaints process remains high among all participants, and especially high among respondents.Over nine in ten (91%) of all participants –...
Friday 12 April 2019

Rights Talk: Refugees with Disability – Overlooked and Underserved

In this week’s Rights Talk, Nujeen Mustafa, advocate for refugees with disability together with Shantha Rau Barriga, Human Rights Watch’s founding disability rights division director, talked with Human Rights Commissioner Ed Santow about the...
Wednesday 10 April 2019
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Watch RightsTalk with Nujeen Mustafa and Shantha Rau Barriga live on Facebook

On Monday, refugee and disability rights activists Nujeen Mustafa and Shantha Rau Barriga will join Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow at another of our popular RightsTalk events, hosted in partnership with Human Rights Watch.The event is fully...
Friday 5 April 2019
Rosalind Croucher, Angus Mulready-Jones, Megan Mitchell

Young prisoners and their rights

The National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, hosted a roundtable discussion about juvenile justice with Angus Mulready-Jones, the Lead Inspector for children in detention for HM Inspectorate of Prisons (UK).The focus of the roundtable –...
Friday 5 April 2019
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Royal Commission Commencement Welcomed

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the commencement of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of people with disability.The Commission also welcomes the appointment of Disability Discrimination Commissioner...
Friday 5 April 2019
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Older women and homelessness

Older women are the fastest growing cohort of homeless Australians, prompting the Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson to today release a report to raise awareness and reverse the trend.Older Women’s Risk of Homelessness: Background...
Thursday 4 April 2019
Commissioner Edward Santow meeting religious leaders in Sydney

Human Rights Commissioner meets religious leaders in the wake of Christchurch

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow met with a number of religious leaders last week to reflect on the recent massacre in Christchurch and discuss the Commission’s work on addressing serious harms done to people on the basis of their religion or...
Wednesday 3 April 2019
New film launched today at Annandale Public School

New film on children's rights launched today

The National Children’s Commissioner today launched the Commission’s new animated film about the rights and responsibilities of children and young people at Annandale Public School in Sydney’s inner west.The video is the latest addition to the...
Monday 1 April 2019

Maximising the contribution of ageing Australians in our society and workplace

CEDA NSW Trustee LunchWednesday 27 March 2019(Dr Patterson spoke to this paper)Thank you for inviting me to join you today.I, too, acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land we gather on today, and pay my respects to the Gadigal peoples of the...
Wednesday 27 March 2019