Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture

Imprisonment rates of Indigenous women a national shame

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has described the imprisonment rates of Indigenous women as a national disgrace.Commissioner Oscar delivered the Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture at the University of...
Wednesday 2 May 2018

2018 Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture, University of Western Australia

AcknowledgmentsGood evening everyone. I would like to acknowledge the Noongar people the custodians of this land, and all their elders, past, present and emerging.Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Wurundjeri yani U. Balangarri...
Wednesday 2 May 2018
Kate Jenkins with Cife Chancellor Annabelle Duncan

Time is Right for Change: Sex Discrimination Commissioner visits UNE

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has visited the University of New England (UNE) to speak to students and staff about the review into residential colleges.In response to the landmark Change the course report, UNE has engaged the...
Thursday 19 April 2018

Letter to the editor

Miranda Devine (Opinion, 18 April) suggests that migrants must, out of gratitude to this country, stay quiet about racism. This is disappointing. It implies people must put up and shut up.Rejecting racism does not amount to being unpatriotic. It's...
Thursday 19 April 2018
Kenneth Roth, Edward Santow, Human Rights Watch, RightsTalk

RightsTalk: from fax machines to social media

Technology is creating new challenges to our rights but it is also a “democratising tool” that can facilitate positive change, says Human Rights Watch’s international executive director Kenneth Roth.The Australian Human Rights Commission hosted Mr...
Wednesday 18 April 2018

Letter to the editor

Judith Sloan (Opinion, 17 April) questions the methodology of our Leading for Change report on cultural diversity and leadership.The methodology used in the report is consistent with academic and industry studies of cultural background, as well as...
Wednesday 18 April 2018
Fourth national survey on workplace sexual harassment begins

Ten thousand Australians to be surveyed about sexual harassment

The number of people involved in the world-leading survey on sexual harassment has been significantly expanded from 2,000 to 10,000 participants.The Australian Human Rights Commission has undertaken regular surveys on workplace sexual harassment...
Friday 13 April 2018
Wiyi Yani U Thangani talks in Queensland

Indigenous Women’s Voices heard across Queensland

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has spent the past week in Brisbane, Logan and Mt Isa meeting with Indigenous women and girls as a part of the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) Project....
Friday 13 April 2018
Leading for Change report launch

Cultural diversity report launched at University of Sydney

University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence and Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane launched the Australian Human Rights Commission report Leading for Change: A blueprint for cultural diversity and inclusive leadership...
Thursday 12 April 2018
Leading for Change

‘A mere cricket team’s worth of diversity’: Australian leadership study

New research released by Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has found only eight chief executives within the ASX 200 companies have a non-European background – enough to squeeze into a Tarago.“Of the 30 members of the Federal...
Wednesday 11 April 2018