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...

Record Award in Sexual Harassment Case

A decision handed down by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission has awarded the highest amount of damages in a sexual harassment case before the Commission.

2008 Media Release: Decline of women at the top a real concern for Australia

Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, called today for action to be taken to address the decline in representation of women on boards and in executive management positions in ASX200 companies, which has left Australia...

Keeping Pregnant Students and Young Mums in Education

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Susan Halliday congratulates the Association of Women Educators for their publication Present Pregnant and Proud, launched today in Queensland.

2008 Media Release: Tickets on sale for prestigious human rights medals and awards ceremony

President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Hon. Catherine Branson QC - who will also be delivering her first human rights oration at the luncheon ceremony - said tickets were now available for the prestigious annual event.

Human Rights Commissioner to visit Villawood detention centre

Dr Ozdowski in his role as Human Rights Commissioner has already visited immigration detention centres in Western Australian, Woomera in South Australia and Maribyrnong in Victoria.

2009 Media Release: From self-respect comes dignity and from dignity comes hope

Seventeen years have passed since the Mabo case overturned the long-held legal untruth of terra nullius in Australia, but many more truths still remain to be embraced if we are to honour the legacy of Koiki Mabo, Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

Launch of new video/DVD on Commission’s conciliation process

HREOC President John von Doussa QC and South Australian Equal Opportunity Commissioner Linda Matthews invite you to attend the launch of a new audio-visual resource titled ’Pathways to resolution: The conciliation process of the Human Rights and...

National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention

The National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention was announced by Human Rights Commissioner Dr Sev Ozdowski on 28 November 2001. Details about the Inquiry and terms of reference can be found on the Commission's website at: http://www....

Land sharing at the heart of the successful Yalanji native title claim

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Tom Calma, has congratulated the Western Yalanji people on the recognition of their native title claim in the Mt Carbine region, north west of Cairns (Queensland).