ALRC Report 133 cover, Aboriginal Artwork

Governments urged to seriously consider Pathways to Justice report

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has urged Federal, State and Territory governments to genuinely consider the Australian Law Reform Commission’s report into the over-representation of Indigenous...
Wednesday 28 March 2018
Launch of This Girl Can with Kate Jenkins

Sex Discrimination Commissioner helps launch This Girl Can - Victoria

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins says women’s equal participation in sport and physical activity is an important lever for change and for progress towards gender equality.Commissioner Jenkins helped launch This Girl Can - Victoria in...
Monday 26 March 2018
multicultural students at Australian school - stock photo

Have your say on child rights in Australia

We will soon report to the United Nations on how Australia is meeting its international obligations to children and now is your chance to be heard.National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell is calling for submissions from all people and...
Monday 26 March 2018
Kenneth Roth Human Rights Watch

Talking tech and human rights

We are watched like never before. Governments, corporations and others are using new technologies to gather huge amounts of information about us. How will this unprecedented surveillance affect our human rights?The Australian Human Rights Commission...
Wednesday 21 March 2018
Students with Commissioners

High school students tackle racism

School students from Holroyd High School, Pymble Ladies College and Sydney Boys High School have spoken powerfully about multiculturalism, belonging and racial discrimination.  The students addressed a morning tea hosted by Race Discrimination...
Wednesday 21 March 2018

Closing remarks at "Beyond food festivals" panel

Closing remarks at “Beyond food festivals: Practical actions to build diversity and create inclusive workplaces”21 March 2018Department of the Prime Minister and CabinetCanberra ACTEdited transcriptThe 21st of March is a day of many sides. We all...
Wednesday 21 March 2018

Remarks at the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination...

Remarks at the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Morning Tea20 March 2018Australian Human Rights Commission, SydneyEdited transcriptTomorrow, the 21st of March, is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial...
Tuesday 20 March 2018
UN Flags

Race, Disability and Human Rights at the UN

Three of our Commissioners have recently presented to the United Nations on the human rights situation in Australia.Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane provided a video address to the Human Rights Council on March 19 about the “...
Monday 19 March 2018

Speech to the UN Human Rights Council

Speech to UN Human Rights Council (By videolink)19 March 2018Whether it is prejudice, intolerance or discrimination, there can be no place for racism in the society of nations. As we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial...
Monday 19 March 2018

United Nations CSW62 Side Event : Wiyi Yani U Thangani Project

Thank you…[Play video of Magnolia and then begin slide show of women’s photos]  I want to acknowledge all of the indigenous people here today, from across the many nations of the United States and from the many countries and lands across this earth....
Friday 16 March 2018