Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) survey launched

The Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO is inviting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls to take part in the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project, through a new online survey.The launch of the survey for Indigenous...
Saturday 7 July 2018

National inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins will today announce a national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.Commissioner Jenkins said the global conversation about sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement has exposed the...
Wednesday 20 June 2018

Commissioner welcomes Government response to Royal Commission

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to a national apology to survivors of abuse, and the creation of a national office for child safety.The Government has today accepted or accepted in...
Wednesday 13 June 2018

International experts take on human rights and technology

New challenges to our basic rights and freedoms in an age of big data, artificial intelligence and social media, will be explored by leaders in industry, government and academia at a landmark event in Sydney.The Australian Human Rights Commission’s...
Tuesday 22 May 2018

Fourth National Survey on workplace sexual harassment

The Australian Human Rights Commission has begun the fourth national survey into workplace sexual harassment.The Commission has undertaken regular surveys on workplace sexual harassment since 2002.The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins...
Friday 13 April 2018

Australian leadership falls short on cultural diversity

Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has revisited his Leading for Change (2016) report and found a persistent lack of cultural diversity among leaders in business, politics, government and universities.On 11 April 2018, the...
Wednesday 11 April 2018

AHRC to review residential colleges at the University of New England

The Australian Human Rights Commission will conduct an independent review of residential colleges at the University of New England (UNE) in the regional centre of Armidale, NSW.The University has seven residential colleges, currently home to...
Monday 9 April 2018

Pathways to Justice - ALRC report welcomed by Commissioner June Oscar AO

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has urged Federal, State and Territory governments to genuinely consider the Australian Law Reform Commission’s report into the over-representation of Indigenous...
Wednesday 28 March 2018

Reappointment of National Children’s Commissioner

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the reappointment of National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell.Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, said Commissioner Mitchell would continue...
Thursday 15 March 2018

Commissioner June Oscar AO marks IWD with First Nations Women & Girls

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar is marking International Women’s Day with Indigenous women and girls in South Australia, for the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project.Commissioner Oscar said...
Thursday 8 March 2018

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