Young children affected by family violence focus of new national action plan

The National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, has welcomed Federal Government support for expecting parents and parents of young children.
Wednesday 9 December 2015

Commission welcomes funding for Indigenous Property Rights Network

The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed the announcement by Attorney-General Senator the Hon George Brandis to commit funding towards the work of the Indigenous Property Rights Network which follows up on work commenced at the Indigenous...
Wednesday 9 December 2015

Rosie Batty and Megan Mitchell launch Children’s Rights Report 2015

Anti-violence campaigner Rosie Batty and national Children’s Rights Commissioner Megan Mitchell will launch the Children’s Rights Report 2015 on Monday, 7 December.New data included in the report highlights the prevalence and impact of violence...
Friday 4 December 2015

Commission marks International Day of People with Disability

To coincide with the International Day of People with Disability, the Australian Human Rights Commission has renewed calls for everyone to recognise progress and the need for greater inclusion for the 4 million Australians with disability.Age and...
Thursday 3 December 2015

Commissioner to launch 2015 Social Justice and Native Title report

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda, will launch his 2015 Social Justice and Native Title Report at 10am on Friday 4 December in Sydney.The report calls for action on the over-representation of...
Thursday 3 December 2015

Commissioner to launch 2015 Social Justice and Native Title report

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda, will launch his 2015 Social Justice and Native Title Report at 10am on Friday 4 December in Sydney.The report calls for action on the over-representation of...
Thursday 3 December 2015

Human rights in supply chains: Promoting positive practice

Many businesses lack clear strategies and processes to monitor and manage human rights risks in their supply chains, despite recent high profile violations, new research finds.In a landmark collaboration, the Australian Human Rights Commission,...
Wednesday 2 December 2015

Religious Freedom Roundtable considers initiatives to advance rights and freedoms

Representatives of religious and non-faith organisations have committed to an ongoing dialogue on rights and freedoms and consideration of a number of initiatives and actions to advance religious freedom.Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner Tim...
Monday 30 November 2015

‘All I want is a life free from violence’: Children’s Rights Report 2015

Family and domestic violence is causing widespread damage in Australia but the impact on children and young people is not fully understood or properly documented, according to the National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell.The key findings of...
Monday 30 November 2015

Commissioner calls for action on Indigenous child protection and disability

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda, has called for action on the over-representation of Indigenous children and young people in the child protection system, and for greater support for Aboriginal and Torres...
Monday 30 November 2015

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