Racism, denial and false narratives

National Advancing Community Cohesion conferenceWestern Sydney University, Parramatta, Sydney22 November 2017Check against deliveryI acknowledge the Darug people as the traditional owners of the land on which we meet. May I also acknowledge Dr Sev...
Wednesday 22 November 2017

“Will you still need me”

Combatting Discrimination & Promoting Cohesion“Will you still need me”Paul McCartney’s famous song ‘Will you still need me’ penned in 1966, at the age of 24, when the oldest of Australia’s baby boomers were just turning 20, despite Paul...
Wednesday 22 November 2017
Bringing them home = artwork by Riki Salam

National Stolen Generations reparations scheme needed

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has called for a national reparations scheme for members of the Stolen Generations.“It’s been heartening to see a number of reparations schemes in states and...
Tuesday 21 November 2017
June Oscar in possum cloak at the Narrm Oration 2017

Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar delivers 2017 Narrm Oration - Resilience...

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar delivered the 2017 Narrm Oration at the University of Melbourne last night.The theme of the address was Resilience and Reconstruction: the agency of women in rebuilding...
Friday 17 November 2017
Don Dale Centre

Report must be catalyst for change

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes today’s findings of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory, 18 months after details emerged of the disturbing mistreatment of children in the Don...
Friday 17 November 2017
Leadership Program on Cultural Diversity

Australia's first diversity leadership program takes off

The Australian Human Rights Commission and the University Sydney Business School (USBS) have teamed-up to launch the country’s first Leadership Program on Cultural Diversity.The pilot program, which was conducted in Sydney this week, is an executive...
Thursday 16 November 2017

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