The Hon Dr Kay Patterson

We need to talk about elder abuse

“Elder abuse is everybody’s business.”That message was at the heart of a keynote speech delivered by Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.Speaking at an Aged Rights Advocacy Service conference in...
Monday 18 June 2018
Leaders from Commonwealth, State & Territory government departments and agencies have met to discuss institutional racism.

Canberra forum tackles institutional racism

Leaders from Commonwealth, State and Territory government departments and agencies met in Canberra on 14 June to discuss institutional racism.The Australian Human Rights Commission hosted the event as part of its National Anti-Racism Strategy, in...
Friday 15 June 2018

Elder Abuse is Everybody’s Business

Aged Rights Advocacy Service World Elder Abuse Awareness Day ConferenceKeynote address: Elder Abuse is Everybody’s BusinessFriday, 15 June 2018(Check against delivery)Thank you Keith Conlon and congratulations Louise Herft for all the work you and...
Friday 15 June 2018
Alastair McEwin making AHRC statement

Housing and education are critical issues for people with disability:...

At the United Nations in New York, Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin has delivered a statement highlighting housing accessibility and inclusive education as critical issues for people with disability.Commissioner McEwin told the...
Friday 15 June 2018
Australian children in classroom

Kids tell Commissioner about rights

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has been travelling around the country hearing from children and their advocates about how Australia is or isn’t advancing child rights.The Commissioner is gathering a range of views, data and stories...
Thursday 14 June 2018
National forum panellists with TIm Soutphommasane

National forum examines racial tolerance

Journalists, academics, and multicultural community leaders joined a series of panel discussions at the Australian Human Rights Commission on 12 June, as part of the 2018 National Forum on Racial Tolerance and Community Harmony.Race Discrimination...
Thursday 14 June 2018
Megan talking to students at Bourke Primary School

Commissioner welcomes Government response to Royal Commission

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to a national apology to survivors of abuse, and the creation of a national office for child safety.The Government has today accepted or accepted in...
Wednesday 13 June 2018
Marcia Langton,Tim Soutphommasane, and Rosalind Croucher at Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture 2018.

Prof. Marcia Langton delivers Kep Enderby lecture

Leading public intellectual Professor Marcia Langton AM delivered the 4th Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture to a full house at the State Library of NSW on 12 June, saying the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) has worked well since it became law and should...
Wednesday 13 June 2018

Introductory Remarks at the Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture 2018

Introductory RemarksDr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination CommissionerKep Enderby Memorial LectureSydney, 12 June 2018Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AMThe Hon. Susan Ryan AOThe Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMGKeir and Rosemary EnderbyUncle...
Tuesday 12 June 2018

Standing together

Opening Remarks at the Third National Forum on Racial Tolerance and Community Harmony12 June 2018SydneyCheck against deliveryWe meet today on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and I acknowledge their elders past and present.Welcome...
Tuesday 12 June 2018