Commission welcomes Federal Government donation of computers

Human Rights and Disability Discrimination Commissioner Sev Ozdowski has welcomed the donation of up to 50 ex-Federal Government computers to community groups to help them and their members connect to the electronic age of communication.

2008 Media Release: Tickets on sale for prestigious human rights medals and awards ceremony

President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Hon. Catherine Branson QC - who will also be delivering her first human rights oration at the luncheon ceremony - said tickets were now available for the prestigious annual event.

2006 HREOC media release: Time to change Australia's TPV regime

"Yesterday's High Court decision highlights the need for Australia to change its policy towards refugees living in Australia" said the Human Rights Commissioner, Graeme Innes AM. "The case for a compassionate approach to people who Australia has...


The Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs will give evidence at these hearings. The Department's submission to the Inquiry is available on the DIMIA website -

2009 Media Release: From self-respect comes dignity and from dignity comes hope

Seventeen years have passed since the Mabo case overturned the long-held legal untruth of terra nullius in Australia, but many more truths still remain to be embraced if we are to honour the legacy of Koiki Mabo, Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

HREOC media release: Last week to enter 2007 Human Rights Awards

There is just over a week to get your nominations in for the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission’s (HREOC) annual Human Rights Medal and Awards.

Another Victory for Marr and Wilkinson

Two of Australia’s leading journalists, David Marr and Marian Wilkinson have won the 2003 Human Rights Award for Arts Non-Fiction for their compelling book Dark Victory.

Statement on new government disability initiative

Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner Dr Sev Ozdowski welcomed today’s announcement by the federal Government to inject $99 million over the next four years into providing quality services and good working conditions to people with a...

Keeping Pregnant Students and Young Mums in Education

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Susan Halliday congratulates the Association of Women Educators for their publication Present Pregnant and Proud, launched today in Queensland.

HREOC media release: Our buses are accessible but our bus stops aren’t:

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) highlighted this issue today (the International Day of People with disabilities), as the deadline for the first Australian Accessible Transport Standards approaches.