2009 Media Release: Getting Indigenous youth out of the criminal justice system

With Indigenous young people now 28 times more likely to be detained in custody than their non-Indigenous counterparts, a national conference focusing on the issue will be opened in Sydney tomorrow by Attorney-General Robert McClelland.

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.

HREOC media release: Essentials for social justice start with saying sorry

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma will today join federal Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, The Hon. Jenny Macklin MP, when she officially launches Us Taken-Away Kids...

Stolen wages offer disappointing, says Social Justice Commissioner

Dr William Jonas AM, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, today expressed disappointment at the Queensland Government announcement that it would not alter its current offer to Indigenous peoples on the 'stolen wages...

International Day of People with a Disability

Federal Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Sev Ozdowski has welcomed the Australian Government's leadership on the development of disability rights internationally and called for all governments to do more at home.

Sad loss of Aboriginal Elder (Aunty) Ida West

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Dr Bill Jonas, today expressed sadness at the passing of Tasmanian Aboriginal Elder (Aunty) Ida West, who died yesterday after a long battle with cancer.

Human Rights Commission welcomes age discrimination laws

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) has today welcomed the passing of the Age Discrimination Bill in the Senate. The legislation means that, for the first time, there will be an enforceable remedy in federal law for people who...

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.

Media Release 2008: NSW artificial fertilisation law a step forward for same sex parents

Human Rights Commissioner, Graeme Innes, today congratulated the New South Wales Government on the announcement that NSW law will recognise female same-sex parents who conceive a child through artificial fertilisation.

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...