2006 Commission media release: Everything young people want to know about human rights: new webpage launched

A new human rights webpage for secondary students was launched in Sydney today. Information for Students is an online education resource for secondary school students to help them gain an awareness and understanding of human rights; their origin and...

2009 Media Release: Australia can protect human rights better with a Human Rights Act

Australia’s human rights protections are inadequate, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Catherine Branson QC, will tell an audience of lawyers in Victoria today.

Freedom to Ride for People with Disabilities

New transport Standards under the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act became law this week. These Standards will enable people with disabilities, as well as other Australians, to have access to most public transport throughout the country...

Commissioner welcomes UN instrument for 650 million people with disabilities

The United Nation"s General Assembly should be applauded for passing its landmark Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Australia"s Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes AM said today.

2006 HREOC media release: 50-year-old Commissioner gets secret ballot - for the first time

Federal Cabinet’s decision earlier this week to trial electronic voting means that Australia's Human Rights Commissioner, Graeme Innes, will get a secret ballot for the first time in his life.

2009 Media Release: Acknowledging cultural diversity is essential for Australia’s future

Race Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, today urged the Australian Government to note the recommendations about cultural diversity contained in UNESCO’s World Report entitled Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue,...

People with disabilities left out of telecommunications technology loop

A discussion paper on access to telecommunications for people with disabilities released today by Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner Dr Sev Ozdowski suggests that people with disabilities are not receiving equal access to rapidly...

HREOC media release: Traditional laws and customs for Githabul People set to live on forever

Yesterday’s Federal Court decision recognising the native title rights and interests of the Githabul People of northern NSW is one of the most significant native title determinations in the state for 10 years, according to Aboriginal and Torres...

Age Matters: A report on Age Discrimination in Australia

Federal anti-discrimination legislation is needed to eliminate unfair treatment of Australian workers based on their age, Human Rights Commissioner Chris Sidoti said today.

Great advocate for Indigenous affairs mourned

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Dr Bill Jonas today expressed sadness at the death of one of Australia’s most prominent Indigenous leaders, Mr Djerrkura.