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.

South Australians to talk about Racism

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission will be in Adelaide next week for a public meeting about racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

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

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.

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,...

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.

2008 Media Release: Time for fresh ideas to tackle sex discrimination

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick today welcomed the announcement of the review of the Sex Discrimination Act (1984) by the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee saying that after nearly 25 years it’s time to look at...

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...

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.

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...