Nominations closing soon

Time’s running out to get your nomination in for the 2017 Human Rights Awards, with nominations closing next week.We all know someone, or perhaps a business or organisation, that deserves to be recognised for their inspiring work; for their devotion...
Wednesday 9 August 2017

Key Forum on Education, Garma Festival

 Garma Festival 2017June OscarAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice CommissionerAustralian Human Rights CommissionKey Forum on EducationFriday 4 August 2017 Acknowledgements and Intro [Introduction in Bunuba]Yaningi warangira ngindaji...
Friday 4 August 2017
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‘We want our voices heard in Parliament’: Garma 2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar has told Garma 2017 she is convinced the proposal to enshrine an Indigenous voice to Parliament would address the powerlessness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...
Friday 4 August 2017

Creating safety: Building respect, resilience and relationships using children’...

National Suicide Prevention Conference 2017Delivered on Friday 28 July 2017 IntroductionIt’s a pleasure to be invited here today to present at this year’s Suicide Prevention Conference.Before I begin, I would like to acknowledge the Traditional...
Friday 4 August 2017
Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins and NUS National President Sophie Johnston holding copies of the report

Launch of Change the Course: National report on sexual assault and sexual...

  1 August 2017[Check against delivery]I am pleased to launch the Change the course: National report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities. IntroductionThis report marks a huge milestone.For decades, university students...
Tuesday 1 August 2017
Image of the cover of the change the course report

Report shines a light on universities

The Australian Human Rights Commission today released its landmark report on the nature and extent of sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.The data in the Change the course report is based on a national survey completed by...
Tuesday 1 August 2017
Aboriginal man, Melbourne street art

Cultural strength is key to suicide prevention

The worst response to suicide within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is to ignore social disadvantage and instead attribute the loss of life to individual failure or weakness.“Addressing the social disadvantage plaguing our...
Monday 31 July 2017
Gillian Triggs at farewell 2017

Thank you and farewell, Gillian Triggs

After five years, Professor Gillian Triggs is this week stepping down as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission.The Commission warmly thanks Professor Triggs for her service. She recently reflected on the highlights of her Presidency:I...
Friday 28 July 2017
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Act on anti-slavery, says Human Rights Commissioner

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has backed calls to enact anti-slavery legislation and to move on marriage equality.In a speech to the Tamar Valley Peace Festival on 27 July, Commissioner Santow said 18 Australian religious leaders had...
Friday 28 July 2017

Religion and Rights in a Diverse, Multicultural Community

Lecture Theatre 9, University of Tasmania, Newnham Campus, Newnham Drive, LauncestonCHECK AGAINST DELIVERYAcknowledgementsTraditional owners: Panninher and the Leterrermairrener People.Moderator: Professor Richard Eccleston, Director of the...
Thursday 27 July 2017

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