Land sharing at the heart of the successful Yalanji native title claim

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Tom Calma, has congratulated the Western Yalanji people on the recognition of their native title claim in the Mt Carbine region, north west of Cairns (Queensland).

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...

Enough is Enough - action needed to protect gay rights

Legal protection for the human rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Australia remains inadequate, Human Rights Commissioner Chris Sidoti said today. Commenting on today's launch of Enough is Enough, the report of the Victorian...

HREOC welcomes Westpac commitments

Human Rights Commissioner and Commissioner responsible for Disability Discrimination, Graeme Innes AM, today welcomed the release of Westpac"s 2006 Accessibility Action Plan which makes a number of new commitments to improving access to its service...

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...

Commission welcomes Federal Government donation of computers

Human Rights and Disability Discrimination Commissioner Sev Ozdowski has welcomed the donation of up to 50 ex-Federal Government computers to community groups to help them and their members connect to the electronic age of communication.

HREOC media release: NSW Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill may breach human rights principles

Provisions of the Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill before the NSW Upper House today could amount to breaches of Australia’s human rights obligations, Human Rights Commissioner Graeme Innes and National Race Discrimination Commissioner Tom Calma...

2008 Media Release: Australian women mark another milestone with ordination of first woman Bishop

The consecration in Perth tomorrow of Australia’s first woman Bishop signals a major inroad in eliminating discrimination against women in all walks of life, federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick said today.


The Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs will give evidence at these hearings. The Department's submission to the Inquiry is available on the DIMIA website -

2008 Media Release: Towards fair treatment of all people in detention

Releasing options for Australia to monitor conditions of detention, Human Rights Commissioner, Graeme Innes, today emphasised the importance of Australia’s responsibility to ensure that all people who are deprived of their liberty within our borders...