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.

Changes to citizenship test welcomed

Changes to the citizenship test announced by the federal government on the weekend were today welcomed by national Race Discrimination Commissioner Tom Calma who said increasing the transparency of the test would make it fairer for new citizens.

Another Victory for Marr and Wilkinson

Two of Australia’s leading journalists, David Marr and Marian Wilkinson have won the 2003 Human Rights Award for Arts Non-Fiction for their compelling book Dark Victory.

2006 HREOC media release: Pay TV captioning progress ahead of schedule

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission has welcomed a report by the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) on progress by its members in captioning programs to provide access for deaf and hearing impaired...

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

2009 Media Release: Experience Works report highlights our hidden age discrimination problem

Commissioner for Age Discrimination, Elizabeth Broderick, expressed deep concern today in response to the National Seniors Australia Experience Works report, which makes it clear that mature age workers face a multitude of barriers to employment,...

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.

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,...

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.

2008 Media Release: Terms of reference into paid maternity leave and parental leave welcomed

Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick has today welcomed the federal government’s release of the terms of reference for a Productivity Commission inquiry into the introduction of a paid maternity, paternity and parental leave...