The Hon Dr Kay Patterson

Age Discrimination Commissioner visits NT

Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner is visiting the Northern Territory to explore the growing challenges of elder abuse and the increase in the number of older women at risk of homelessness.Dr Kay Patterson AO is meeting with older...
Wednesday 29 August 2018
Dr Kay Patterson speaking at the Collaborative Partnership

Partnership on mature age employment gets to work

The Collaborative Partnership on Mature Age Employment - chaired by Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson AO - has begun discussions on how to reduce workplace age discrimination.The Collaborative Partnership met for the first time on...
Friday 24 August 2018
Characters from human rights education resources

New resource explains Australia’s democratic freedoms

Secondary teachers now have access to free online educational resources exploring Australia’s democratic freedoms, thanks to a unique partnership between education not-for-profit Cool Australia and the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).The...
Thursday 23 August 2018
Karen Dawson-Sinclair, Megan Mitchell and Caryn Batty

Kinship carers: This struggle is real

Kinship carers have today shared their personal experiences at the national Kinship Care Forum in Sydney.The Forum, hosted at the Australian Human Rights Commission with the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA), looked at ways kinship...
Thursday 23 August 2018
A child's hand holding an adults hand

Kinship care: Is there a better way?

The national Kinship Care Forum is underway today at the Australian Human Rights Commission, where an expert panel is meeting with government representatives, advocates and organisations to explore ways to overcome challenges in providing quality...
Thursday 23 August 2018
Dr Soutphommasane with FECCA's Mohammad Al-Khafaji

Outgoing Race Commissioner calls for urgent action

The outgoing Race Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Tim Soutphommasane, has today called for urgent action on measures to reduce racism at the  launch of his final report before stepping down this week.The Report, Anti-Racism in 2018 and Beyond, is...
Tuesday 14 August 2018
Tim Soutphommasane

Australians urged to continue the fight against racism

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has given his final public address, urging Australians to continue the fight against racism, prejudice and discrimination.Speaking at the Whitlam Institute at the University of Western Sydney,...
Monday 6 August 2018

Confronting the Return of Race Politics

Confronting the Return of Race PoliticsDr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination CommissionerLecture to the Whitlam Institute, Western Sydney University6 August 2018 (6.30pm)Check against deliveryI join in acknowledging the Darug people as the...
Monday 6 August 2018
Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane

Race politics is back

This opinion piece by the Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Southphommasane was published by Fairfax media on August 6, 2018Race politics is back. Right now, it feels like there has never been a more exciting time to be a dog-whistling politician...
Monday 6 August 2018
Nominations deadline extended - Sunday 19 August 2018

Human Rights Awards deadline extended: Nominate Now!

The Australian Human Rights Commission has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2018 Human Rights Awards to Sunday 19 August 2018.“Our annual Human Rights Awards acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of the many extraordinary...
Monday 6 August 2018

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