Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin with Special Rapporteur Catalina Devandas Aguilar at DDA25

Alastair McEwin looks back on 25 yrs of the DDA

25 years ago today – 1 March -  the Disability Discrimination Act came into effect. It was Australia’s first piece of legislation to protect the rights of people with disability. A quarter of a century on, the DDA has been used by thousands to fight...
Wednesday 28 February 2018
Sex Discrimination Commissioner deeply concerned about appalling behaviour at residential colleges

Sex Discrimination Commissioner deeply concerned about reports of appalling...

As students and staff around Australia return to university, Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins is urging Australian universities to continue the work needed to prevent sexual harassment and sexual assaults on campus.“Since the release of...
Monday 26 February 2018

Launch: Children’s Rights Report 2017

Launch: Children’s Rights Report 2017
Friday 23 February 2018
June Oscar with Aboriginal girls in Victoria

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) project kicks off in Mildura

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has visited the regional city of Mildura in north-west Victoria, for the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project.Commissioner Oscar said it’s been a privilege...
Tuesday 20 February 2018
St Andrews Cathedral. Wikipedia creative commons image by TTaylor

Commission makes recommendations to Religious Freedom Review

The Australian Human Rights Commission has today made six recommendations to the Religious Freedom Review, which was commissioned last year to evaluate the strength of existing religious protections in Australia.The Commission recommends, in its...
Wednesday 14 February 2018
The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Rights of Older Australians: Ageing and Advocacy

Both the study of gerontology and issues of ageing have shaped where I am today and my current role as Age Discrimination Commissioner.Background – gerontology and ageing advocacyIn the late 1970s and early 80s, I was teaching health science...
Tuesday 13 February 2018
Apology anniversary event in Adelaide

Social Justice Commissioner marks 10th anniversary of national apology to the...

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar joined members of the Stolen Generations in Adelaide today, to mark the 10th anniversary of the national apology.Speaking at the event hosted by Reconciliation South...
Monday 12 February 2018

Reconciliation South Australia: 10th Anniversary of the Apology

AcknowledgementsYaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Kaurna yani U. Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri thangani. Yaningi miya ngindaji Muwayi ingga winyira ngarragi thangani.  Yathawarra,...
Monday 12 February 2018

Close the Gap Campaign 2018 Parliamentary Breakfast

AcknowledgementsRod. Thank youI begin by paying my respects to the traditional custodians of this land, the Ngunnawal/Nagambri people, their elders past and present. I thank Paul House for your welcome and we thank you again for having us on your...
Monday 12 February 2018
June Oscar

Close the Gap 2018 Report launch

I begin by paying my respects to the traditional custodians of this land, the Ngunnawal/Nagambri people, their elders past and present. I thank Paul House for your welcome and we thank you again for having us on your country today.I pay my respects...
Thursday 8 February 2018

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