Reappointment of National Children’s Commissioner

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the reappointment of National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell.Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, said Commissioner Mitchell would continue...
Thursday 15 March 2018

Commissioner June Oscar AO marks IWD with First Nations Women & Girls

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar is marking International Women’s Day with Indigenous women and girls in South Australia, for the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project.Commissioner Oscar said...
Thursday 8 March 2018

Children’s Rights Report shines light on teen parents

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell is calling on Australian governments to ensure all pregnant and parenting teenagers have access to education, a basic human right and a crucial tool for breaking the cycle of intergenerational...
Friday 2 March 2018

25 Years of the Disability Discrimination Act

The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Ms Catalina Devandas Aguilar, will be joining the Australian Human Rights Commission for a unique event to mark the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth...
Wednesday 28 February 2018

Close the Gap Campaign welcomes extension of the Tackling Indigenous Smoking programs

The Close the Gap Campaign welcomes the new investment in the successful ‘National Tacking Indigenous Smoking’ (TIS) programs.The Federal Minister for Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt announced the Federal Government will provide a further $183.7 million...
Monday 26 February 2018

Appalling behaviour at university residential colleges

As students and staff around Australia return to university, the 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...
Monday 26 February 2018

Statement from Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO about alleged NT sexual assault

I am deeply saddened about what has occurred in the Northern Territory town of Tennant Creek and my thoughts are with the 2 year old girl and her loved ones.It’s important the investigations launched by the Northern Territory government and the...
Thursday 22 February 2018

National talks for the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project begin in Victoria

The first in a series of community visits for the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project will begin in Victoria next week.The Wiyi Yani U Thangani project is being led by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner...
Saturday 17 February 2018

Time to rebuild the structure of Closing the Gap

Australia is a long way short of closing the gap by 2030 and needs to rebuild the foundations of the strategy as a matter of urgency.The Close the Gap Campaign welcomes the news that there has been an improvement in several closing the gap targets,...
Monday 12 February 2018

Close the Gap calls for urgent joint action to address national shame

Australian governments must join forces with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to urgently address the national shame of a widening life expectancy gap for our nation’s First Peoples.The Close the Gap campaign will today release a...
Thursday 8 February 2018

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