2011 News: Need for better protection of children’s rights

It will be developing a list of issues to discuss with Australia when Australia appears before the Committee next year. A wide range of children’s right issues are covered in the Commission’s submission including legal protections for children’s...
Wednesday 7 September 2011

2011 News: Only five days left to nominate your human rights hero

“This year is the 24th year that the Commission has honoured those in our community who have promoted and protected the human rights of others,” Commission President Catherine Branson QC said.
Monday 5 September 2011

2011 News: Equal Pay Day more than symbolic

Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, said today that Equal Pay Day was extremely important given that, in 2011, a significant pay gap of 17.2% still exists between men and women.
Thursday 1 September 2011

2011 News: High Court decision provides better outcome for unaccompanied...

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomed today’s High Court decision that clarifies the responsibilities of the Minister for Immigration as guardian of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in Australia.
Wednesday 31 August 2011

2011 News: Deadline is looming – hurry to get nominations in

Nominations are closing on 9 September for the 2011 Human Rights Awards.          Commission President Catherine Branson QC said people should get their nominations in as soon as possible and not rely on the deadline being extended.
Wednesday 24 August 2011