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...

HREOC media release: Message from the Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, for International Day of People with Disabilities

The Disability Discrimination Commissioner has released the following statement for International Day of People with Disabilities (Monday 3 December 2007). The message is also available to download in MP3 format from the Human Rights and Equal...

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...

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.

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...

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...

2008 Media Release: Today is the 25th Anniversary of a landmark occasion for Australian women

Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, drew attention to the achievements of Australian women and Australian governments today, the 25th anniversary of Australia’s ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms...

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