Royal Commission Commencement Welcomed

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the commencement of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of people with disability.The Commission also welcomes the appointment of Disability Discrimination Commissioner...
Friday 5 April 2019

Older women and homelessness

Older women are now the fastest growing cohort of homeless Australians, prompting the Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson to today release a report to raise awareness and reverse the trend.Older Women’s Risk of Homelessness: Background...
Thursday 4 April 2019

National Consultations with Australian Muslims

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan will today announce a series of national consultations with the Muslim community in Australia about their experiences of hate speech and violence and about their ideas for change.Commissioner Tan will...
Thursday 21 March 2019

Our Choices, Our Voices: Celebrating Success on National Close the Gap Day

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO and the Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples Rod Little, will today release the 2019 Close the Gap report – “Our Choices, Our Voices”.The...
Thursday 21 March 2019

Media Statement - Draft Terms of Reference for the Disability Royal Commission

Media Statement from Alastair McEwin, Australian Disability Discrimination CommissionerI welcome today’s release of the draft terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability and...
Wednesday 13 March 2019

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) funding announcement welcomed

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has welcomed the announcement of new funding for the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project.The Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion today...
Tuesday 5 March 2019

Gender equality on the golf course

New guidelines for Australian golf clubs are being rolled out today in a bid to stop sex discrimination and increase female participation, which has been sliding over the past 50 years.Golf Australia and the Australian Human Rights Commission found...
Tuesday 5 March 2019

Commissioner welcomes COAG endorsement of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations

The National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, welcomes the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) endorsement of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations."The National Principles for Child Safe Organisations form a national...
Tuesday 19 February 2019

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse and Neglect of People with Disability

Statement from Alastair McEwin, Disability Discrimination CommissionerI support the motion to hold a Royal Commission into the violence, abuse and neglect of people with disability. I call upon the Government to act immediately on this motion by...
Monday 18 February 2019

Our Health, Our Voice, Our Choise

The Close the Gap Campaign has welcomed the Prime Minister’s commitment to work in genuine partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to address the inequality that continues to exist in life expectancy and other outcomes.The...
Thursday 14 February 2019

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