2011 News: People power crucial in closing the Indigenous life expectancy gap

Co-chairs of the Close the Gap Campaign, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda and National Coordinator for Tackling Indigenous Smoking Dr Tom Calma, have outlined the crucial importance of ‘people power’ to...
Thursday 10 March 2011

2011 News: Cross country for International Women’s Day

Over the next two weeks, women around Australia will have the chance to tell Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, where they think the Commission should be focussing its efforts.
Friday 4 March 2011

2011 News: New multicultural policy welcomed

Race Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes has welcomed the federal Government’s new The People of Australia: Australia’s Multicultural Policy.
Thursday 17 February 2011

2011 News: National plan helps women living in violence and fear

Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, says Australia has taken a great stride forward in eliminating one of the greatest human rights abuses that exists in our country today, namely violence against women.
Wednesday 16 February 2011

2011 News: Hot, dusty, remote location shouldn’t be used to detain children

Based on observations from the Commission’s November visit to the facility in outback Western Australia, President Catherine Branson QC has said that the Commission is once again seriously concerned about children in detention who have limited...
Tuesday 15 February 2011