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Age Discrimination

Age Discrimination Commissioner: Australia has a long way to go to end elder abuse

Age Discrimination Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM has warned the ongoing cost-of-living crisis is likely to lead to an increased risk of elder abuse with Australia needing to further bolster its efforts to address the nationwide problem. Elder abuse is when harm is done to an older person by...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

4th National Indigenous Empowerment Summit

‘Framing Indigenous empowerment with human rights: using the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for real change’ Wednesday 12 June 2024 Good Morning All My name is Katie Kiss. I am a proud Kaanju, Biri/Widi woman from North Queensland. I was born and raised on the lands of the Darumbal...

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Commission – General

Hundreds of advocates support push for Australian Human Rights Act

More than 700 human rights advocates from across Australia, including more than 60 eminent experts, have called on the Federal Government to introduce a Human Rights Act at a major national conference in Sydney today. Buoyed by last week’s Parliamentary Joint Committee On Human Rights...

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Commission – General

June 2024: Commission News | President's letter

Dear friends, I'm delighted to welcome the appointment of Hugh de Kretser as our President. For over 20 years, he has been a dedicated and effective advocate for positive change for people and communities whose human rights are at risk. We look forward to him taking the Commission into its next...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

AIATSIS Summit: Plenary Panel Discussion

Address by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Katie Kiss to AIATSIS Summit 2024.

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Rights and Freedoms

Government must seize the moment for a National Human Rights Act

A new parliamentary report recommending a National Human Rights Act as part of a revitalised Human Rights Framework brings Australia closer than ever before to establishing the basic legal protections that Australians need. The report, tabled in Federal Parliament today, includes an example of...

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Sex Discrimination

When it comes to domestic violence, the response cannot be one-size-fits-all

In the past weeks, we have seen tens of thousands of Australians united in a single message: no more violence against women. From the time emergency National Cabinet was called to the time they met; three more women had been killed.We have an epidemic of gendered violence in this country, and we...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Inaugural CASWA AGM and Statewide Gathering Conference

Working together to build capacity Introduction and acknowledgement Thank you, Aunty Robyn, and Tryse for Welcoming us to your beautiful Country. I pay my respects to the traditional owners of the Noongar Nation of the Wadjak lands on which we meet and gather today, here beside the Derbal Yirigan. I...

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