Australian children in classroom

Kids tell Commissioner about rights

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has been travelling around the country hearing from children and their advocates about how Australia is or isn’t advancing child rights.The Commissioner is gathering a range of views, data and stories...
Thursday 14 June 2018
National forum panellists with TIm Soutphommasane

National forum examines racial tolerance

Journalists, academics, and multicultural community leaders joined a series of panel discussions at the Australian Human Rights Commission on 12 June, as part of the 2018 National Forum on Racial Tolerance and Community Harmony.Race Discrimination...
Thursday 14 June 2018
Megan talking to students at Bourke Primary School

Commissioner welcomes Government response to Royal Commission

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to a national apology to survivors of abuse, and the creation of a national office for child safety.The Government has today accepted or accepted in...
Wednesday 13 June 2018
Marcia Langton,Tim Soutphommasane, and Rosalind Croucher at Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture 2018.

Prof. Marcia Langton delivers Kep Enderby lecture

Leading public intellectual Professor Marcia Langton AM delivered the 4th Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture to a full house at the State Library of NSW on 12 June, saying the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) has worked well since it became law and should...
Wednesday 13 June 2018
Ms Padma Raman

Padma Raman Awarded Public Service Medal

The Governor-General has awarded the Public Service Medal to Executive Director of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Padma Raman.The Medal recognises “outstanding service” by employees of the federal, state, territory and local governments....
Monday 11 June 2018