Pat Turner, Close the Gap

Indigenous health funding not enough to Close the Gap

Indigenous health representatives met in Canberra this week to consider the Federal Government’s 2017 budget, with Close the Gap Campaign Co-Chair Dr Jackie Huggins reflecting disappointment in the figures.“More investment is needed to close the...
Thursday 11 May 2017
Close the Gap 2017

Prioritise Indigenous health in May budget, Government urged

The Close the Gap campaign calls on the Federal Government to prioritise Indigenous health in its May 2017 budget.The Campaign's 2017 Budget Position paper lists nine priorities that will help close the gap in health inequality for Aboriginal and...
Sunday 7 May 2017
Multigenerational Aboriginal family - IStock photo

Statement by Commissioner June Oscar to UN Forum

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar has delivered a statement on the empowerment of Indigenous women to the United Nations Permanent Forum."I would like to acknowledge the custodians of the land we are...
Thursday 4 May 2017

Mature Aged Workers

The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO delivered the keynote address at The Australian Industry Group's 2017 PIR (Policy Influence Reform) Conference on 2 May 2017 in Canberra.The PIR Conference is a leading forum for senior industry people to meet and discuss...
Tuesday 2 May 2017

Exploring the potential of our ageing workforce

Speech given at the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) Inclusion and Diversity Conference 2017.AHRI is the national association representing human resource and people management.Commissioner Patterson AO addressed the issue of age...
Monday 1 May 2017

e-bulletin, 1 May 2017

Welcome to the Australian Human Rights Commission e-bulletin. Published monthly, this e-bulletin keeps you up-to-date with our programs, projects and news.Subscribe to receive it every month.In this e-bulletin:
Monday 1 May 2017
Kate at podium in front of HRC banner

Setting the record straight: Statement from Sex Discrimination Commissioner...

Today’s News Ltd report does not accurately reflect the Australian Human Rights Commission's position on steps that we should take to improve gender balance in the workforce.Earlier this year, the Australian Human Rights Commission made a submission...
Monday 1 May 2017

Inclusion, citizenship and race

Speech given to Australian Education Union Victoria Principals Conference, MelbourneCheck against delivery[Acknowledgements]What is inclusion, and how do we achieve it? These are live questions, not only for teachers and educators, but for all of us...
Friday 28 April 2017
Student protest sign saying "Don't get raped" crossed out so it reads "Don't Rape"

August release date confirmed for university report

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins today announced that the Australian Human Rights Commission's natoinal report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities will be released on Tuesday 1 August 2017.“This project is...
Friday 28 April 2017
‘Human rights in investment’ cover - on blackboard with business flowcharts

Human rights influence on investors

A new report detailing the strong business case for the financial services industry to consider human rights in their investment decisions will be released today, as investors around the globe become more focussed on responsible investing.Human...
Thursday 27 April 2017

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