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...

Commission granted leave to intervene in High Court IVF case

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission has today been granted leave to intervene in proceedings brought by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in the High Court that involve issues of major importance to women throughout Australia.

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.

Australian Human Rights Commission 2002 Media Release

An index of Australian Human Rights Commission Media Releases published in 2002 is available below. For further information, please contact the Public Affairs Unit via: media@humanrights.gov.au.

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.

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Bush Schooling - National Inquiry into Rural and Remote School Education

The inquiry is the first project to result from Bush Talks....a series of consultations with rural and remote communities around the country over the last twelve months.