Megan Mitchell, Gillian Triggs and two children MCs

Australia’s first children’s report officially launched in Sydney

Australia’s first state-of-the-nation report about the human rights of children was officially launched on December 18 by the inaugural Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell.More than 80 people attended the event to hear from speakers including...
Thursday 19 December 2013

Medallists show the way on human rights

Survey: Tell us how we could improve the awards.The audience was enthralled by Human Rights Medallists Sister Clare Condon and Ian Thorpe.The almost 2-metre-tall swimmer, who won the 2012 Human Rights Medal for his work with Indigenous children,...
Wednesday 11 December 2013
Two Aboriginal children walking

Australia’s first children’s report highlights the need for early intervention...

The National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, is calling for Australia to prioritise prevention and early action in her Children’s Rights Report 2013, tabled today in Federal Parliament.The statutory report is the first of its kind in...
Wednesday 11 December 2013
Gillian Triggs and Sister Claire Condon

Human Rights Medal awarded to Sister Clare Condon

Sister Clare Condon, a “woman of integrity, compassion and great fortitude”, has won the 2013 Human Rights Medal.The Human Rights Commission President, Professor Gillian Triggs, presented the Medal to Sister Clare at the Human Rights Awards, held in...
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Finalists for the 2013 human rights medal

Human Rights Awards recognise inspirational Australians

Australia’s most inspiring human rights advocates will be celebrated tomorrow at the 2013 Human Rights Awards.From a record number of nominations, the Australian Human Rights Commission has selected 40 finalists for 10 awards.Ian Thorpe, who won the...
Monday 9 December 2013