2011 News: Constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians

Australians have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help shape the future of the nation by participating in public consultations on recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution.
Wednesday 18 May 2011

2011 News: Human rights 2011 takes off

More than 1400 people have already registered for Human Rights 2011 at Sydney Town Hall next Monday, 23 May where human rights issues will take centre stage.
Wednesday 18 May 2011

2011 News: Time to take a stand against homophobia and transphobia

Violence, harassment or bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or intersex people should not be tolerated, Commission President Catherine Branson QC said on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), 17 May.
Wednesday 11 May 2011

2011 News: Indigenous people must benefit from new mental health money

“The Budget delivers in some major health areas for Indigenous Australians, such as the $113.4 million for 15 new or expanded Indigenous health clinics and 40 new renal dialysis chairs over the next five year’s, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...
Wednesday 11 May 2011

2011 News: Punishing asylum seekers is not the answer

The Commission supports the resettling in Australia of an increased number of refugees but has expressed concerns about sending people who claim asylum in Australia to Malaysia for processing. 
Friday 6 May 2011