The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner is required to report annually to the Attorney-General on the enjoyment and exercise of human rights by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and to make recommendations on the action that should be taken to ensure that these rights are observed.
This responsibility is fulfilled through the submission of an annual Social Justice Report to the Australian Parliament.
They also report annually on the operation of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (the Native Title Act) and the effect of the Act on the exercise and enjoyment of human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This requirement is fulfilled through the submission of the Native Title Report.
From 2013, the reporting requirements have been combined into the Social Justice and Native Title Report.
Access the most recent report here:
Previous Social Justice reports:
Previous Native Title reports:
Photo from the 2014 report: The Fighting Gunditjmara Warrior. Photograph by Tim Kanoa (2014). The Fighting Gunditjmara Aboriginal dancer (whose skin name is Karntuluung, which means Lyrebird) is a warrior known for representing his people and keeping his culture alive in the 21st century. He is still fighting and resisting the influences of the wider world to remain a bearer of his ancestor’s culture.