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.

Human Rights Commissioner visits Baxter Immigration Detention Facility

The purpose of his visit was to conduct a routine inspection of the immigration detention facility (IDF), which is part of his role as Human Rights Commissioner.

2008 Media Release: New Governor General takes Australia forward towards true gender equality

The swearing in today of Ms Quentin Bryce as Australia’s 25th Governor General, is an historic day for the nation and one which augurs well for our journey towards true gender equality in Australia, federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth...

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.

2006 HREOC media release: HREOC working with the community to maintain open dialogue and harmony

National Race Discrimination Commissioner Tom Calma today congratulated Muslim communities for their ongoing dialogue with police, and developing good relations with civil society through their contribution to a series of forums held in NSW and...

2006 HREOC media release: Commission applauds launch of jobaccess website and advice service

The launch of the Commonwealth Government"s new Job-Access site for people with disabilities was applauded by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission today.

2009 Media Release: Climate change: risks and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Climate change poses a major threat to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lands, waters and resources in Australia but also provides new opportunities in emerging carbon markets, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner...

International expert on people trafficking to speak at Canberra seminar

Vice President of Interventions at International Justice Mission (IJM), Sharon Cohn, will be speaking at a seminar on people trafficking to be held in Canberra on 7 September 2004.

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.

HREOC media release: ulticulturalism builds bridges between communities

Australia’s acting Race Discrimination Commissioner Tom Calma has today called on the federal government to re-commit to Australia’s successful multicultural policy to combat the ambivalence and sometimes antagonistic approach to multiculturalism in...