National talks for the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project begin in Victoria

The first in a series of community visits for the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project will begin in Victoria next week.The Wiyi Yani U Thangani project is being led by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner...
Saturday 17 February 2018

Time to rebuild the structure of Closing the Gap

Australia is a long way short of closing the gap by 2030 and needs to rebuild the foundations of the strategy as a matter of urgency.The Close the Gap Campaign welcomes the news that there has been an improvement in several closing the gap targets,...
Monday 12 February 2018

Close the Gap calls for urgent joint action to address national shame

Australian governments must join forces with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to urgently address the national shame of a widening life expectancy gap for our nation’s First Peoples.The Close the Gap campaign will today release a...
Thursday 8 February 2018

Close the Gap Campaign statement on Remote Housing program

Federal Government must listen to First Peoples in Closing the Gap ‘Refresh’The Close the Gap campaign is deeply concerned at reports that the Federal Government is making an 85 per cent cut to the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Housing....
Thursday 21 December 2017

Report card on Australian Universities response to Change the course report

The Australian Human Rights Commission has conducted an audit of responses to the landmark Change the course report into sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.The Change the course report released in August 2017 found one...
Tuesday 19 December 2017

We must act on lessons of Royal Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission acknowledges the survivors, witnesses and families who contributed to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and calls on all Australian governments to implement its final...
Friday 15 December 2017

Australia ratifies major anti-torture treaty OPCAT

Today Australia has taken the final step necessary to ratify and implement a major international treaty that combats torture and other forms of mistreatment. This is an opportunity to protect the rights of people who are detained in Australia for...
Friday 15 December 2017

Human rights landmark as Australia legalises marriage equality

Parliament has today legislated for a fairer and more equal Australia by legalising marriage equality.“On this historic day, Australia joins over two dozen countries around the world in legislating for marriage equality,” said Australian Human...
Thursday 7 December 2017

Wiyi Yani U Thangani Women’s Voices ‘Securing Our Rights, Securing Our Future’

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO will today launch the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project.The project will be led by the Australian Human Rights Commission in partnership with the...
Friday 1 December 2017

Children's Commissioners unite to protect children in custody

Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians are calling on governments to ensure youth justice detention is focused on rehabilitation, and the rights of children are protected when they’re in custody.
Wednesday 29 November 2017