Aboriginal man, Melbourne street art

Cultural strength is key to suicide prevention

The worst response to suicide within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is to ignore social disadvantage and instead attribute the loss of life to individual failure or weakness.“Addressing the social disadvantage plaguing our...
Monday 31 July 2017
Gillian Triggs at farewell 2017

Thank you and farewell, Gillian Triggs

After five years, Professor Gillian Triggs is this week stepping down as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission.The Commission warmly thanks Professor Triggs for her service. She recently reflected on the highlights of her Presidency:I...
Friday 28 July 2017

Act on anti-slavery, says Human Rights Commissioner

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has backed calls to enact anti-slavery legislation and to move on marriage equality.In a speech to the Tamar Valley Peace Festival on 27 July, Commissioner Santow said 18 Australian religious leaders had...
Friday 28 July 2017

Religion and Rights in a Diverse, Multicultural Community

Lecture Theatre 9, University of Tasmania, Newnham Campus, Newnham Drive, LauncestonCHECK AGAINST DELIVERYAcknowledgementsTraditional owners: Panninher and the Leterrermairrener People.Moderator: Professor Richard Eccleston, Director of the...
Thursday 27 July 2017

National Suicide Prevention Conference

Acknowledgements and Intro[Introduction in Bunuba]Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Jagara and Turrbal yani u.   Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri thangani. Yaningi miya ngindaji...
Thursday 27 July 2017

e-bulletin, 26 July 2017

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Wednesday 26 July 2017
Constitutional Reform meeting

Joint statement in support of First Nations' voice to Parliament

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advocates and supporters for constitutional reform met at the Australian Human Rights Commission on 24 July to declare their support for a First Nations’ voice to Parliament.The meeting was convened by...
Monday 24 July 2017
Gumatj clan ceremonial leaders at the opening ceremony of the First Nations National Convention in Uluru

‘We cannot deny the rightful place of Australia’s First Peoples’

Constitutional reform and zero tolerance for racism would help build a nation that recognises the rightful place of Australia's First Peoples, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar has told the Castan Centre...
Friday 21 July 2017

Children and racism

  2017 Castan Centre Human Rights Law Conference The Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne Friday 21 July 2017[Check against delivery]Introduction in BunubaJalangurru lanygu balanggarri.Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Boon Wurrung...
Friday 21 July 2017

Violence, neglect and abuse, UN OEWGA, New York

Thank you Mr/Madam Chair.I am very grateful for the opportunity, as a member of an NHRI, to participate in this panel on violence, neglect and abuse of older people. I speak on behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission in my role as Australia...
Monday 17 July 2017