Young leaders with Tim Soutphommasane

Mentoring the next generation of anti-racism advocates

The Australian Human Rights Commission has partnered with the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network to deliver a National Youth Anti-Racism Initiative.Twenty youth leaders from around Australia met in Melbourne on 5 June to begin a two-day leadership...
Wednesday 6 June 2018

Diversity and the civic purpose of education

Diversity and the civic purpose of educationSpeech to University and Schools DinnerSt Andrew’s College, The University of Sydney31 May 2018Check against deliveryChancellor Belinda HutchinsonProf The Hon Dame Marie BashirAlister Henskens SC...
Thursday 31 May 2018
Human Rights Awards

Nominations wanted for the 2018 Human Rights Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Australian Human Rights Awards.“Our annual Human Rights Awards acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of the many extraordinary Australians who quietly advance human rights in the community,” said Australian...
Tuesday 29 May 2018
Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane

Commissioner delivers anti-racism message to media agencies

Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has highlighted the need to embrace cultural diversity and to recognise racism in a speech to executives from advertising, media and communications agencies on 28 May.The Commissioner told the...
Monday 28 May 2018
Professor Megan Davis, Commissioner June Oscar, Pat Anderson, Sally Scales and Irene Davey at Uluru

One year since the Uluru Statement called for Voice, Treaty & Truth

The Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO is encouraging all Australians to reflect on the call made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Central Australia one year ago.On May 26 last year, First Nations peoples from around the...
Saturday 26 May 2018
Women and Girls in Perth, WA

The Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) project so far...

The following opinion piece by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar appeared on ABC Online on May 24, 2018Next month, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians will celebrate NAIDOC week — with the...
Thursday 24 May 2018
Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO

Commissioner June Oscar shares personal experiences of racism with Senate...

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has told a Senate Estimates committee of her personal experiences of racism.Appearing at the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee in Canberra,...
Thursday 24 May 2018

‘The role of the Australian Human Rights Commission as the national human...

   Freedom18—the limits of religious freedomNSW Parliament House 23 May 2018[Professor Croucher spoke to this paper]IntroductionI begin my presentation by acknowledging the traditional custodians of this land, and pay my respect to the elders, past...
Wednesday 23 May 2018
Happy robot. Creative commons image

Major project to focus on human rights and technology

Big data, artificial intelligence and social media are upending how we live, work and communicate. How can we protect our basic human rights? Leaders in industry, government and academia will explore the human rights implications of unprecedented...
Tuesday 22 May 2018
Kate Jenkins at ANROWS National Research Conference

National data needed on domestic violence-related homicides

The right to live free from violence is a fundamental and core human right, and yet it is one which is not currently realised for far too many women and girls in Australia.Speaking at the ANROWS National Research Conference on Violence Against Women...
Thursday 17 May 2018

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