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Statement on international accreditation of the Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission’s status as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) has been reviewed by the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) – the international standards body. 
 
 This review, conducted every five years, considers whether the Commission...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Reappointment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the reappointment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO.  
 
 Australian Human Rights Commission President Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM said Commissioner Oscar would continue to be a strong...

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Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Media statement: Release of 2021 National Student Safety Survey Report

A statement from Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins: 
 
 Sexual harassment and sexual assault remain far too prevalent in the Australian community. Women, young people and intersectional groups face unacceptably higher risk of this conduct at home, at work, online and in education...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Urgent funding needed to support Indigenous community-led health solutions

The Close the Gap campaign has called for an urgent investment in community-led health services to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the country.
 
 The 2022 Close the Gap Report: Transforming Power – Voices for Generational Change has 12...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Commissioner backs calls for no more guns in communities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar AO has joined calls for no more guns to be carried by police officers in communities, and has extended her heart and thoughts to the family of Kumanjayi Walker, the Yuendumu community and Warlpiri people at this very...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

We will not sit down or stand to the side

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 There are moments in history where the forces of what has come before and the energy of the present reconfigure the social and political landscape. In Australia and around the globe, reckoning with misogyny and the interrelated issues of systemic racism and patriarchal destruction has...

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Rights Rights and Freedoms

What is happening in Ukraine should matter to every Australian

OPINION 
 
 There is almost 13,000km between Australia and Ukraine. It is literally on the other side of the world. 
 
 Given the vast distances that separate us, it would be easy to claim that what happens there has nothing to do with us. 
 
 That Australia should focus instead on the many challenges...

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Discrimination Age Discrimination

Elder abuse conference to drive positive change

The abuse of older Australians and how to prevent it will be the main focus of the 7th National Elder Abuse Conference this week of which Age Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Kay Patterson AO is the Walk the Talk Ambassador.

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

ANU College of Law Conference: Parenthood and Work in a Post-COVID Context

[Introduction in Bunuba] It is a pleasure be speaking to you all today. My name is June Oscar, and I am Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. I acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands across Australia and pay my respects to all elders, past...

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