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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Close the Gap: Indigenous Health Campaign

Working together to achieve health and life expectation equality for Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
AHRC Women Girls
Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices)

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) builds on the legacy of the 1986 Women’s Business Report. The Australian Human Rights Commission (the ‘Commission’) is asking Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander women and girls to share their experiences about what the key challenges, priorities and aspirations...
Bringing Them Home - interactive educational resource
Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Bringing Them Home - interactive educational resource

Bringing them Home was the name given to the final report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families conducted by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (now called the Australian Human Rights Commission). The National...
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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Indigenous Property Rights

Background In May 2015, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda and the then Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson co-convened an Indigenous Leaders Roundtable on economic development and property rights on Yawuru country in Broome, Western Australia (Broome...
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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Native Title

Native title is a property right which reflects a relationship to land which is the very foundation of Indigenous religion, culture and well-being. The non-discriminatory protection of native title is a recognised human right.
40,000 is a long time - mural at Redfern, NSW
Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

The Declaration dialogues

If we are serious about implementing the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples , an overarching policy framework based on human rights standards is essential to ensuring a holistic approach that addresses the needs and priorities identified by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples...
NIR Summary
Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples

The Australian Human Rights Commission has been very proud to have assisted with the early creation of the National Congress through the work of the previous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Tom Calma.
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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

National Indigenous Legal Advocacy Courses

The NILAC program, which replaces the National Indigenous Legal Studies Curriculum, has been developed to meet revised national accreditation standards.
Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

2007 Conference: Ten years later: Bringing them home and the Forced Removal of Children

Conference: Friday 28 September 2007 Ten years later: Bringing them home and the Forced Removal of Children In April 1997 the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission released Bringing them home . The report followed a two-year National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres...
Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Northern Territory ‘Emergency Response’ intervention

Northern Territory ‘Emergency Response’ intervention Documents by the Australian Human Rights Commission Publications The Suspension and Reinstatement of the RDA and Special Measures in the NTER (2011) Draft guidelines for ensuring income management measures are compliant with the Racial...
Apology Project
Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Bringing them home: anniversary

The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, The Hon Jenny Macklin MP, launched the Australian Human Rights Commission's ‘Us Taken-Away Kids’ magazine in Sydney on 11 December 2007.