The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) highlighted this issue today (the International Day of People with disabilities), as the deadline for the first Australian Accessible Transport Standards approaches.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
Commission President Cathy Branson said the week provided an opportunity to celebrate our commitment to creating an Australia where everyone can get a ‘fair go’.
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.
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.
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...