Australian Human Rights Commission 2001 Media Release

An index of HREOC Media Releases published in 2001 is available below. For further information, please contact the Public Affairs Unit via:

2009 Media Release: Social Inclusion Week spotlights the need to think inclusively

Commission President Cathy Branson said the week provided an opportunity to celebrate our commitment to creating an Australia where everyone can get a ‘fair go’.

SBS Radio joins in Human Rights Awards partnership

The President of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC), John von Doussa QC, today welcomed SBS Radio’s sponsorship of the Community Award in the annual HREOC Human Rights Awards.

South Australians to talk about Racism

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission will be in Adelaide next week for a public meeting about racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

2008 Media Release: Sex Discrimination Commissioner announces roadmap towards gender equality

Introducing paid maternity leave, tackling sexual harassment and bridging the gender gap in retirement savings were among the priorities highlighted today when federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick outlined her plan of action...

2006 HREOC media release: Call for Papers - 'New Racisms: New Anti-Racisms'

The Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Anthropology at University of Sydney, along with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission invite your participation in

Rev Fred Nile's comments offensive and misinformed, says acting Race Discrimination Commissioner

Acting Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr William Jonas said remarks made by the Rev Fred Nile were offensive and an abuse of the institution of parliament.

2009 Media Release: A preview at Yarralumla before the New York premiere at the UN

Yajilarra, a film about a group of Aboriginal women from the small Western Australian town of Fitzroy Crossing and their determination to save the town from the scourge of alcohol abuse, domestic violence and foetal alcohol syndrome, will be...

HREOC media release: Land is the crucial economic and spiritual asset for Indigenous people

Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott’s comments earlier this week that the problem with Indigenous land rights is that the land is usually a spiritual asset and not an economic one, demonstrates his lack of understanding of Indigenous people,...

Youth program tackles sexual harassment in schools

Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Pru Goward will introduce a Youth Challenge program titled ‘Tackling Sexual Harassment in your School’ to over 80 secondary students from 13 schools in Perth on 11 September.