June Oscar and Rod Little

Our Health, Our Voice, Our Choice

The Close the Gap Campaign has welcomed the Prime Minister’s commitment to work in genuine partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to address the inequality that continues to exist in life expectancy and other outcomes.
Thursday 14 February 2019
Megan Mitchell at the UN

Making history at the United Nations

The National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, appeared before the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva last week, in order to discuss her recent report on the state of children’s rights in Australia.The report...
Monday 11 February 2019
Commissioner June Oscar AO

Kimberley Suicide report must be turning point for change

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO says the West Australian Coroner’s report into the deaths of 13 Aboriginal children and young people must be the turning point for action.Commissioner Oscar said...
Friday 8 February 2019
Mother and daughter holding hands

ParentsNext limits right to social security for parents and children

The Australian Human Rights Commission has expressed serious concerns about the ParentsNext program, in a submission to a parliamentary inquiry.ParentsNext is a compulsory, punitive pre-employment program that applies to targeted recipients of the...
Wednesday 6 February 2019

AHRC- roles, responsibilities and challenges

The Australian Human Rights Commission—roles, responsibilities and challengesSupreme and Federal Court Judges’ Conference 2019Hobart, 22 January 2019Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM[Professor Croucher spoke to this paper]IntroductionI begin...
Monday 4 February 2019
AI White Paper

Commission partners with World Economic Forum on AI

The Australian Human Rights Commission and the World Economic Forum are working together to explore models of governance and leadership in artificial intelligence in Australia.This partnership focuses on the practical challenge of ensuring rising...
Friday 1 February 2019

AFL. #StandUp to Racism

Separated by a wall, two opposing AFL fans talk racism, sledging and trade jibes. Find out what happens when the wall that divides them comes down.More resources at https://itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au
Friday 1 February 2019
Photograph of Alastair McEwin, smiling

Disability Discrimination Commissioner – Mid-term report

January 2019 marks the half-term of Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin. Today the Commissioner presents to the community his mid-term report, providing a brief overview of progress to date.Commissioner McEwin said: “My job is to...
Thursday 31 January 2019
UN Conference of States Parties session, participation by delegates with disabilities

Supporting emerging young leaders with disability to participate in...

The Australian Government has announced it will provide $100,000 per year over three years to 2020-2021, to support people with disability and their representatives to attend key international human rights forum.Minister for Families and Social...
Wednesday 30 January 2019
Everyone's Business

Key employers on board for National Workplace Sexual Harassment Inquiry

In November 2018, Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, called on Australian employers to agree to a limited waiver of their confidentiality agreements to allow submissions on workplace sexual harassment for the duration of the...
Wednesday 30 January 2019