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 HREOC media release: Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) appears before Senate committee on Migration Bill

Human Rights Commissioner Graeme Innes AM today appeared on behalf of HREOC before the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee"s Inquiry into the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Designated Unauthorized Arrivals) Bill 2006.

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: Social Justice Commissioner Welcomes New Family Violence Prevention Legal Services in WA

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Tom Calma today welcomed the appointment of two new service providers for the Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Legal Services program.

Human Rights Commission welcomes UN Treaties Report

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission President Professor Alice Tay has welcomed the report of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Australia's Role in United Nations Reform.

HREOC media release: Native title gains continue to bring win-win results for all parties

Yesterday’s Federal Court decision recognising the Eastern Kuku Yalanji People’s native title rights over nearly 127,000 hectares of far north Queensland’s Daintree area is another example of how negotiation and cooperation bring the best outcomes...

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...

Accessible transport standards not yet law

However, due to a last-minute notice of motion to amend the Standards by Senator John Cherry (Australian Democrats) on behalf of Senator Lynne Alison the Standards have not become law today.

Program to tackle discrimination against rural gays and lesbians

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and the Australian Youth Foundation (AYF) today announced a program to establish a national network of young gay men and lesbians in rural Australia.

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...