Students with Commissioners

High school students tackle racism

School students from Holroyd High School, Pymble Ladies College and Sydney Boys High School have spoken powerfully about multiculturalism, belonging and racial discrimination.  The students addressed a morning tea hosted by Race Discrimination...
Wednesday 21 March 2018

Closing remarks at "Beyond food festivals" panel

Closing remarks at “Beyond food festivals: Practical actions to build diversity and create inclusive workplaces”21 March 2018Department of the Prime Minister and CabinetCanberra ACTEdited transcriptThe 21st of March is a day of many sides. We all...
Wednesday 21 March 2018

Remarks at the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination...

Remarks at the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Morning Tea20 March 2018Australian Human Rights Commission, SydneyEdited transcriptTomorrow, the 21st of March, is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial...
Tuesday 20 March 2018
UN Flags

Race, Disability and Human Rights at the UN

Three of our Commissioners have recently presented to the United Nations on the human rights situation in Australia.Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane provided a video address to the Human Rights Council on March 19 about the “...
Monday 19 March 2018

Speech to the UN Human Rights Council

Speech to UN Human Rights Council (By videolink)19 March 2018Whether it is prejudice, intolerance or discrimination, there can be no place for racism in the society of nations. As we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial...
Monday 19 March 2018

United Nations CSW62 Side Event : Wiyi Yani U Thangani Project

Thank you…[Play video of Magnolia and then begin slide show of women’s photos]  I want to acknowledge all of the indigenous people here today, from across the many nations of the United States and from the many countries and lands across this earth....
Friday 16 March 2018
National Children's Commissioner Megan Mitchell

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell reappointed

Newly reappointed National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has welcomed the opportunity to continue strengthening protections for the rights of children in Australia.Attorney-General Christian Porter today announced Commissioner Mitchell’s...
Thursday 15 March 2018
Commissioners Kate Jenkins and June Oscar with Minister For Women, Hon Kelly O'Dwyer MP

Commissioners attend UN’s largest gathering on gender equality

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO will this week place the issues facing Australian women on the international stage.Commissioner Jenkins and...
Thursday 15 March 2018
Kate Jenkins and others at IWD event in Melbourne

IWD: Time to celebrate achievements and acknowledge the challenges

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins says significant inroads have been made, but there’s still a long way to go to achieve gender equality in Australia.Speaking at an International Women’s Day event in Melbourne today, Commissioner...
Thursday 8 March 2018

Registered, persecuted, annihilated: the sick and disabled under National...

Registered, persecuted, annihilated: the sick and disabled under National Socialism  Erfast, verfolgt, vernichtet—kranke und behinderte Menschen im NationalsozialismusEmeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AMPresident, Australian Human Rights...
Thursday 8 March 2018

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