ABS marriage law postal survey

Postal Survey – accessible or not?

The issue of marriage equality has been a big topic of conversation amongst Australians in recent months.  Much of this has been driven by the Australian government’s decision to undertake the Marriage Law Postal Survey, which comes to an end on 7...
Tuesday 7 November 2017
 (Left to right) Isaiah Dawe (NSW), Tristan Duggie (NT), Sophie Coffin (WA), Leeonee Thompson (QLD), Brayden Grogan (QLD), Matika Jane (NSW), Tara Tonkin (NSW), Tyrell Sinclair (SA), Sharna Bartley (ACT)

Learning about Native American Culture

Written by Isaiah DaweA group of nine young Indigenous leaders from across Australia recently went to America to learn from Native Americans as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program.They were on a mission to learn about their history...
Monday 6 November 2017
Community Organisation finalist logos

Five community organisations named as finalists for Human Rights Awards

The Australian Human Rights Commission has shortlisted five finalists in the Community Organisations category of the Human Rights Awards.The award is presented each year to a non-government or community based organisation with a proven track record...
Friday 3 November 2017
Perth skyline

Five businesses shortlisted for human rights award

Five Australian businesses are on the shortlist for the 2017 Human Rights Business Award.They are financial services company Allianz, publisher LexisNexis, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC), marketing agency The Copy...
Thursday 2 November 2017

The many faces of racism

Not long ago, I was reminded of a passage from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from a Birmingham Jail, in which he reflects upon the nature of the racism:
Thursday 2 November 2017
Dr Jackie Huggins and Dr Tim Soutphommasane at the Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture 2017

Dr Huggins delivers keynote address

The annual Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture was held in Sydney last night, with Dr Jackie Huggins, Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples delivering the keynote address.
Wednesday 1 November 2017

Institutional racism

Keynote speech at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation’s Institutional Racism conference1 November 2017, MelbourneEdited transcriptTo Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Gary Smith, thank you for the welcome, and thank you...
Wednesday 1 November 2017
Uluru Convention

Social Justice Commissioner deeply disappointed by rejection of proposed...

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar has called on the Federal Government to continue the conversation about constitutional recognition of Indigenous people.Speaking at the Rural and Remote Mental Health...
Tuesday 31 October 2017
Law Award 2017

Finalists announced- Law Award 2017

The Law Award finalists for the 2017 Human Rights Awards have been revealed, with a diverse range of legal practitioners recognised for excellence.“We know that disadvantage is one of the great barriers to accessing important services such as legal...
Tuesday 31 October 2017

Slavery is a bigger problem now than when it was ‘abolished’ - and it's...

A diverse group of leaders from the Australian business community, civil society, the religious community and academia has released a Statement of Support for the development of legislation to combat Modern Slavery. The Human Rights Commissioner...
Tuesday 31 October 2017