Kids talking with Megan Mitchell about rights

Australia’s children: report to the UN

The Australian Human Rights Commission has submitted a report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, detailing the key human rights concerns for children. The UN Committee is currently considering Australia’s progress in meeting its...
Tuesday 6 November 2018
HRA Young Medal Finalists

2018 Young Persons’ Human Rights Medal

Photo: (top left to right) Madison Birtchnell, Scout Sylva-Richarson with her brother Jay (bottom left to right) Narayan Khanal, Saxon Mullins and Apajok Biar. Photo of Scout and Jay by Kruger Hot Images and the City of West Torrens. Once again, the...
Tuesday 6 November 2018
Composite of Media Award finalist photos and graphics

Finalists announced - 2018 Media Award

The media continues to make valuable contributions to human rights, equality and inclusion in Australia.Judges spent weeks going through more than 60 nominations from around the country and have revealed their five finalists for the 2018 Human...
Friday 2 November 2018
June Oscar at Redfern consultation

Calling for submissions from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and...

The Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO is calling for submissions from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls and key organisations for the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project.As part of the project, Commissioner...
Thursday 1 November 2018

Megan Mitchell at the National Press Club

I would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land we gather on today, and across Australia, and pay my respects to Elders past, present and future. Thanks to UNICEF for the opportunity to share the moment in which both our reports are...
Thursday 1 November 2018
Chin Tan at Metropolis conference

Commissioner Tan at International Metropolis Conference 2018

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan has told an international conference that he will use his five-year term to challenge racism, promote multicultural diversity and strengthen community and social cohesion.Commissioner Tan has delivered...
Wednesday 31 October 2018
Commissioner Chin Tan

Global migration in turbulent times - International Metropolis Conference

Thank you for the warm welcome.I’ll start by acknowledging that we are on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and I pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging.It is an honour to be here at the International Metropolis...
Wednesday 31 October 2018
thoughtful older woman at work

Survey reveals attitudes to older workers

A new survey on attitudes to employing older workers has found that up to 30 per cent of Australian employers are still reluctant to hire workers over a certain age, and for more than two thirds of this group, that age was over 50.The survey of more...
Wednesday 31 October 2018
Composite of photos of the Community Individual Award Finalists

2018 Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual Awards finalists announced!

Photo: (top left to right) Alex Greenwich, Catia Malaquias, (bottom left to right) Natalie Lewis, Ramdas Sankaran and Annabelle Daniel. 
Tuesday 30 October 2018
Refugee Children on Nauru - photo credit World Vision

Children in Nauru

By National Children’s Commissioner Megan MitchellI recently met with some of the families and children transferred from Nauru to Australia for health reasons.I have seen first-hand the impacts of indefinite detention on the wellbeing of these...
Tuesday 30 October 2018