June Oscar in possum cloak at the Narrm Oration 2017

Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar delivers 2017 Narrm Oration - Resilience...

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar delivered the 2017 Narrm Oration at the University of Melbourne last night.The theme of the address was Resilience and Reconstruction: the agency of women in rebuilding...
Friday 17 November 2017
Don Dale Centre

Report must be catalyst for change

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes today’s findings of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory, 18 months after details emerged of the disturbing mistreatment of children in the Don...
Friday 17 November 2017

2017 Narrm Oration

AcknowledgementsYaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Wurundjeri yani U. Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri thangani. Yaningi miya ngindaji Muwayi ingga winyira ngarragi thangani. ...
Thursday 16 November 2017
Leadership Program on Cultural Diversity

Australia's first diversity leadership program takes off

The Australian Human Rights Commission and the University Sydney Business School (USBS) have teamed-up to launch the country’s first Leadership Program on Cultural Diversity.The pilot program, which was conducted in Sydney this week, is an executive...
Thursday 16 November 2017
Marriage Equality result party in Sydney

Human Rights Commission welcomes marriage postal survey result

Following the completion of the Federal Government postal survey on marriage reform, the Australian Human Rights Commission calls on Parliament to amend the Marriage Act so that civil marriage is available to all couples, regardless of sex, sexual...
Wednesday 15 November 2017
Human Rights Medal finalists

Human Rights Medal finalists announced

The Australian Human Rights Commission has announced six finalists for the 2017 Human Rights Medal.Among them is Chrissie Foster and her husband Anthony. Sadly, Anthony passed away earlier this year, aged 64. The couple spent more than twenty years...
Tuesday 14 November 2017

Rugby. #StandUp to Racism

Separated by a wall, two opposing rugby 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
Monday 13 November 2017
June Oscar with UNSW's Dr Darryl Cronin

Australia at a crossroads in Indigenous affairs

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar has urged Australians to write to the Prime Minister to reconsider the decision on an Indigenous voice to parliament.Commissioner Oscar spoke at the Practical Justice...
Friday 10 November 2017
United Nations

UN Human Rights Committee: report on Australia’s human rights record

On 9 November 2017, the United Nations Human Rights Committee released its concluding observations in its five-year review of Australia’s human rights record under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).While acknowledging...
Friday 10 November 2017
Community Individual Award 2017 - finalists

Finalists announced – Individual Community Award

Five outstanding Australians have been named as finalists for the 2017 Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual Award.“There are so many individuals working tirelessly to improve human rights in our communities,” said President of the...
Friday 10 November 2017

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