This is an often depressing tour that we at the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) undertake every year to monitor the conditions of immigration detention in Australia for compliance with internationally recognised human rights...
Thursday 17 January 2008
“When my uncle does it I know it’s not right, but when my boss does it, I am simply confused”. These are the words of a young woman I met on my recent Listening Tour to South Australia in response to a question on sexual harassment.
Friday 11 January 2008
Abattoir slaughter lines and investment banking have more in common than you might imagine. For the predominantly male workers in both industries, there is enormous pressure on men as primary breadwinners. In the former, this is driven by the...
Friday 21 December 2007
As an Aboriginal man, I am appalled by the reports of recent events in Aurukun. I am disgusted at the regular reporting of serious offences of sexual violence committed against our women and children.
Wednesday 12 December 2007
Click here to return to the Articles and Opinion Pieces IndexWomen’s business is everybody’s business.By Elizabeth BroderickOpinion piecePublication: Sydney Morning Herald, (Monday 8 October 2007)
Sunday 7 October 2007
Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tom Calma, who is releasing the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC’s) position paper on Multiculturalism on 17 August in Sydney, calls on the federal government and all major political...
Thursday 16 August 2007
Since taking office in July 2004, I find myself as the sole independent statutory watchdog on Indigenous affairs in Australia. And what a roller coaster ride it’s been trying to keep track of the constant shifts in policy as new Ministers seek to...
Wednesday 15 August 2007
The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcements to act to protect the rights of Indigenous women and children in the Northern Territory and urges it to adopt an approach that is...
Sunday 8 July 2007
There have been some improvements in recent years, but there’s a long way to go. Indigenous peoples make gains but they are often smaller than those made by the non-Indigenous population - so the disparity in life chances remains static. In fact,...
Wednesday 4 April 2007
The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission’s two years of research, investigation and discussion with Australian families, employers and community organisations has told us that
Friday 9 March 2007