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.

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: From self-respect comes dignity and from dignity comes hope

Seventeen years have passed since the Mabo case overturned the long-held legal untruth of terra nullius in Australia, but many more truths still remain to be embraced if we are to honour the legacy of Koiki Mabo, Aboriginal and Torres Strait...


The Commonwealth Government has today introduced into Parliament the Australian Human Rights Commission Legislation Bill 2003 to amend the legislation under which the Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission performs its functions.

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,...

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...

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.

Social Justice Commissioner Launches Social Justice Report 2004 and Native Title Report 2004

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma will launch the Social Justice Report 2004 and Native Title Report 2004 in Sydney on Tuesday 12 April.

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...

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.