A Future Without Violence: Report

A future without violence for people with disability

Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin released a report today, A Future Without Violence: Quality, safeguarding and oversight to prevent and address violence against people with disability in institutional settings.Commissioner...
Monday 16 July 2018

NAIDOC Awards - Acceptance Speech

[Thank you in Bunuba]I acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation of the land we stand on, their elders, past, present and emerging.I prepared a few words in case this happened – I want to make sure that I speak with the integrity that all...
Monday 16 July 2018
June Oscar AO NAIDOC Person of the Year

Commissioner June Oscar AO named NAIDOC Person of the Year

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has been named the NAIDOC Person of the Year at the National NAIDOC Awards.Commissioner Oscar received the award in recognition of her work championing the rights of...
Saturday 14 July 2018

‘BECAUSE OF HER, WE CAN’ National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s...

[Introduction in Bunuba]Jalangurru lanygu wiyi yani gurama yani.I want to pay my respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of the land we meet on today, and to their elders both past and present.What an occasion to...
Thursday 12 July 2018
Commissioner June Oscar

Because of Her We Can: Commissioner Oscar at NAIDOC Women's Conference

The Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has celebrated NAIDOC Week with hundreds of First Nations women at the historic National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s conference in Sydney.The two day event has celebrated this year’s...
Thursday 12 July 2018
Sexual Harassment Inquiry submissions open

Submissions open for world first inquiry into workplace sexual harassment

The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling for submissions to the National Inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.The National Inquiry, led by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, would like to hear from...
Monday 9 July 2018
Kate Jenkins

Australia's journey to a National Inquiry into workplace sexual harassment

The following opinion piece by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins appeared in Fairfax papers - SMH, the Age and The Canberra TimesOn 5 October 2017, I boarded a flight from Britain. By the time I landed in Melbourne, the world had...
Monday 9 July 2018
Commissioner June Oscar in Perth for the Wiyi Yani U Thangani talks

NAIDOC 2018: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls invited to...

As Australians prepare to mark NAIDOC Week 2018, the Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO is inviting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls to take part in the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project, through a new online...
Saturday 7 July 2018

‘Shylock and anti-semitism—reflections on the 70th anniversary of the Universal...

 IntroductionI begin by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet and pay my respect to the elders, past and present, and to acknowledge emerging community leaders of the Wadjuk people of the Nyungar nation and...
Thursday 5 July 2018 to Friday 24 August 2018
Commissioner Kate Jenkins at CEDAW

Commissioner Jenkins appears before UN Committee on the Elimination of...

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has appeared before the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).The CEDAW Committee, is meeting in Geneva to review Australia’s compliance with the...
Wednesday 4 July 2018

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