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
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins

The torch has been lit but abusers are still out there

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins provided the following opinion piece to mark International Women's Day. It was published by the Herald Sun on March 7, 2018;International Women's Day has been observed for more than 100 years. The day...
Wednesday 7 March 2018
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins

Moves to improve online safety welcomed

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has welcomed the Minister for Women’s moves to improve online safety, particularly for women and girls.In her National Press Club address to mark International Women’s Day, the Minister Kelly O’Dwyer...
Tuesday 6 March 2018
Donald Denoon

Sex Discrimination Commissioner delivers 2018 Pamela Denoon Lecture

2018 Pamela Denoon Lecture, ANUMonday 5th March 2018Good evening.I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and paying my respects to their elders past, present and emerging.I would also like to...
Tuesday 6 March 2018
MeToo has created an appetite for change

Sex Discrimination Commissioner says momentum for change must continue

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins said it’s important the momentum gained by the #MeToo campaign continues.Commissioner Jenkins delivered the Pamela Denoon lecture at the Australian...
Tuesday 6 March 2018
78ers at the 2018 Mardi Gras Parade. Photo by Jeffrey Feng

Mardi Gras celebrates commitment to equality

The 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was a magnificent celebration of pride, diversity and unswerving commitment to equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, said Human Rights Commissioner...
Monday 5 March 2018
Commissioner Megan Mitchell at the Child Rights Report 2017 launch

Young parents need our support, not judgement

Megan Mitchell, National Children's CommissionerThere is so much we, can – and should – be doing to support teenage parents and the 8,500 babies born to teen mothers in Australia each year.While there has been a huge reduction in teen pregnancies...
Friday 2 March 2018

The Chinese presence in Australia

  The Chinese presence in Australia Speech to Western Sydney University conference on ‘Community Sentiment and Chinese Australian Experiences’Western Sydney University, Parramatta1 March 2018Dr Tim SoutphommasaneRace Discrimination Commissioner*...
Thursday 1 March 2018

Chinese-influence debate must avoid racism

There are an estimated 1.2 million people living in Australia who have Chinese ancestry (of which I am one). Many would agree that old prejudices against Chinese have largely given way to general acceptance of Chinese-Australians.Yet, ongoing...
Thursday 1 March 2018
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