2017 Narrm Oration

   2017 Narrm Oration Resilience and Reconstruction: the agency of women in rebuilding strong families, communities and organisationsThe University of MelbourneJune OscarAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice CommissionerAustralian...
Thursday 16 November 2017
Marriage Equality result party in Sydney

Human Rights Commission welcomes marriage postal survey result

Following the completion of the Federal Government postal survey on marriage reform, the Australian Human Rights Commission calls on Parliament to amend the Marriage Act so that civil marriage is available to all couples, regardless of sex, sexual...
Wednesday 15 November 2017
Human Rights Medal finalists

Human Rights Medal finalists announced

The Australian Human Rights Commission has announced six finalists for the 2017 Human Rights Medal.Among them is Chrissie Foster and her husband Anthony. Sadly, Anthony passed away earlier this year, aged 64. The couple spent more than twenty years...
Tuesday 14 November 2017

Rugby. #StandUp to Racism

Separated by a wall, two opposing rugby fans talk racism, sledging and trade jibes. Find out what happens when the wall that divides them comes down.More resources at https://itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au
Monday 13 November 2017

13th Australasian Injury Prevention Network Conference

 The 13th Australasian Injury Prevention Network ConferenceDate: Monday, 13th November 20171. Acknowledgments Good morning everyone.Thank you Rebecca for the introduction. It’s a pleasure to be invited to present at this year’s Australasian Injury...
Monday 13 November 2017
June Oscar with UNSW's Dr Darryl Cronin

Australia at a crossroads in Indigenous affairs

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar has urged Australians to write to the Prime Minister to reconsider the decision on an Indigenous voice to parliament.Commissioner Oscar spoke at the Practical Justice...
Friday 10 November 2017
United Nations

UN Human Rights Committee: report on Australia’s human rights record

On 9 November 2017, the United Nations Human Rights Committee released its concluding observations in its five-year review of Australia’s human rights record under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).While acknowledging...
Friday 10 November 2017
Community Individual Award 2017 - finalists

Finalists announced – Individual Community Award

Five outstanding Australians have been named as finalists for the 2017 Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual Award.“There are so many individuals working tirelessly to improve human rights in our communities,” said President of the...
Friday 10 November 2017

Practical Justice Initiative - Indigenous Lecture Series

  Practical Justice Initiative Indigenous Lecture SeriesUniversity of New South WalesJune OscarAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice CommissionerAustralian Human Rights CommissionThursday 9 November 2017Acknowledgements [Introduction...
Thursday 9 November 2017

Moral psychology and racism

Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency,Values and Ethics Annual Public LectureThursday 9 November 2017Edited transcriptHow do we respond to racism? This is a question I am often asked, and one that I reflect on everyday in my work. What,...
Thursday 9 November 2017