2006 HREOC media release: Call for Papers - 'New Racisms: New Anti-Racisms'

The Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Anthropology at University of Sydney, along with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission invite your participation in

Human Rights Commission welcomes UN Treaties Report

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission President Professor Alice Tay has welcomed the report of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Australia's Role in United Nations Reform.

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: Land is the crucial economic and spiritual asset for Indigenous people

Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott’s comments earlier this week that the problem with Indigenous land rights is that the land is usually a spiritual asset and not an economic one, demonstrates his lack of understanding of Indigenous people,...

Accessible transport standards not yet law

However, due to a last-minute notice of motion to amend the Standards by Senator John Cherry (Australian Democrats) on behalf of Senator Lynne Alison the Standards have not become law today.

2008 Media Release: Terms of reference into paid maternity leave and parental leave welcomed

Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick has today welcomed the federal government’s release of the terms of reference for a Productivity Commission inquiry into the introduction of a paid maternity, paternity and parental leave...

DARWIN FORUM: 10 years of Federal Disability Discrimination Laws - Achievements and Challenges

A forum, co-hosted by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and the Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commission, will be held on Tuesday 25 March at the Northern Territory University. The forum will discuss 10 years of achievements...

Social Justice Commissioner Launches Social Justice Report 2004 and Native Title Report 2004

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma will launch the Social Justice Report 2004 and Native Title Report 2004 in Sydney on Tuesday 12 April.

Enough is Enough - action needed to protect gay rights

Legal protection for the human rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Australia remains inadequate, Human Rights Commissioner Chris Sidoti said today. Commenting on today's launch of Enough is Enough, the report of the Victorian...