National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention

The National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention was announced by Human Rights Commissioner Dr Sev Ozdowski on 28 November 2001. Details about the Inquiry and terms of reference can be found on the Commission's website at: http://www....

2009 Media Release: Experience Works report highlights our hidden age discrimination problem

Commissioner for Age Discrimination, Elizabeth Broderick, expressed deep concern today in response to the National Seniors Australia Experience Works report, which makes it clear that mature age workers face a multitude of barriers to employment,...

HREOC media release: ulticulturalism builds bridges between communities

Australia’s acting Race Discrimination Commissioner Tom Calma has today called on the federal government to re-commit to Australia’s successful multicultural policy to combat the ambivalence and sometimes antagonistic approach to multiculturalism in...


The Commonwealth Government has today introduced into Parliament the Australian Human Rights Commission Legislation Bill 2003 to amend the legislation under which the Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission performs its functions.

SBS Radio joins in Human Rights Awards partnership

The President of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC), John von Doussa QC, today welcomed SBS Radio’s sponsorship of the Community Award in the annual HREOC Human Rights Awards.

South Australians to talk about Racism

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission will be in Adelaide next week for a public meeting about racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.