National Stolen Generations reparations scheme needed

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has called for a national reparations scheme for members of the Stolen Generations.“It’s been heartening to see a number of reparations schemes in states and...
Tuesday 21 November 2017

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

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 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

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

Media Award Finalists

This year saw a substantial increase in the number of nominations for the Media Award.“The large number of nominations for the media category is testament to the strength of Australian journalism despite a rapidly changing media landscape.“It is...
Wednesday 8 November 2017

Finalists announced for Young People's Medal

A diverse range of finalists will be vying for the 2017 Young People’s Medal, with judges revealing their top five nominees.“I congratulate this outstanding group of young people for their dedication to advancing human rights,” said Commission...
Tuesday 7 November 2017

Finalists announced for Community Organisation Award

The Australian Human Rights Commission has announced five finalists for the Human Rights Awards in the Community Organisation category.The award is presented each year to a non-government or community based organisation with a proven track record in...
Friday 3 November 2017

Business and Human Rights: award finalists

Five Australian businesses, including financial services company Allianz and publisher Lexis Nexis, are on the shortlist for the 2017 Human Rights Business Award.Also shortlisted are the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC),...
Thursday 2 November 2017

Coalition of organisations unite against modern slavery

A coalition of organisations will today release a Statement of Support for the development of legislation to combat Modern Slavery.It’s estimated that more than 40 million people are living in some form of modern slavery around the world, including...
Tuesday 31 October 2017

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