June Oscar and Rod Little

Our Health, Our Voice, Our Choice

The Close the Gap Campaign has welcomed the Prime Minister’s commitment to work in genuine partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to address the inequality that continues to exist in life expectancy and other outcomes.
Thursday 14 February 2019
Megan Mitchell at the UN

Making history at the United Nations

The National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, appeared before the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva last week, in order to discuss her recent report on the state of children’s rights in Australia.The report...
Monday 11 February 2019
Commissioner June Oscar AO

Kimberley Suicide report must be turning point for change

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO says the West Australian Coroner’s report into the deaths of 13 Aboriginal children and young people must be the turning point for action.Commissioner Oscar said...
Friday 8 February 2019
Mother and daughter holding hands

ParentsNext limits right to social security for parents and children

The Australian Human Rights Commission has expressed serious concerns about the ParentsNext program, in a submission to a parliamentary inquiry.ParentsNext is a compulsory, punitive pre-employment program that applies to targeted recipients of the...
Wednesday 6 February 2019
AI White Paper

Commission partners with World Economic Forum on AI

The Australian Human Rights Commission and the World Economic Forum are working together to explore models of governance and leadership in artificial intelligence in Australia.This partnership focuses on the practical challenge of ensuring rising...
Friday 1 February 2019