The Island of Nauru from the air

Asylum seekers on Nauru must be protected

In light of the current challenges faced by the Nauruan legal system, Commission President, Gillian Triggs, has reiterated her calls for all asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island to be returned to Australia.“As the Commission has continued to...
Tuesday 21 January 2014
Pregnant woman working at computer

Pregnancy and Return to Work submission process nearing close

As the Commission’s Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review enters the final fortnight of its submission process, we have begun making the public submissions from individuals available on our website.Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth...
Friday 17 January 2014
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