2011 News: Race Discrimination Commissioner appointed

Announcing her appointment, Attorney-General Robert McClelland said,“For the first time in 13 years, Australia will have now have a standalone Race Discrimination Commissioner."
Wednesday 3 August 2011

2011 News: Age Discrimination Commissioner appointed

Announcing the appointment, Attorney-General, Robert McClelland said, “In her new position of Age Discrimination Commissioner, Ms Ryan will be a dedicated advocate not only for older Australians, but also young people who might be affected by age...
Monday 1 August 2011

2011 News: UN Human Rights Chief highlights Australian sexuality case

Photo- Courtesy of the Sydney Star Observer, Left to right – Rodney Croome, the Hon. Justice Michael Kirby AC, CMG with Nicholas Toonen at a dinner celebrating the final repeal of Tasmania's anti-gay laws in Hobart in May 1997.
Thursday 28 July 2011

2011 News: Chance to recognise lawyers working in human rights

Left to right: President Catherine Branson QC, Alex Ward - Law Council Of Aust (President Elect), Norman George - Chairman, Jonathon Hunyor - Principal Legal Officer.
Thursday 28 July 2011

2011 News: Sending asylum seekers to Malaysia is not the answer to addressing...

The Australian Human Rights Commission has expressed its concerns about sending people who claim asylum in Australia to Malaysia or other third countries.
Monday 25 July 2011