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.

2009 Media Release: Leadership in reducing violence against women welcomed

The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed this week’s announcement by the Australian Government that it will develop a National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women in response to the Time for Action report from the National Council to...

HREOC media release: Queensland hospital leads the way in accessible services

People who are Deaf or hearing-impaired now have better access to health care services thanks to the efforts of the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes said today.

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...

Australian Human Rights Commission 2002 Media Release

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2009 Media Release: Women on boards: AICD sends the right message

Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, said she was encouraged by the leadership shown by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) today, which called on all companies to be proactive by increasing the number of...

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...

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...

Anniversary of the death of John Pat: deaths in custody crisis continues

On the 17th anniversary of John Pat's death in police custody, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Dr Bill Jonas calls on States and Territories to re-commit to the full implementation of the recommendations of the...