In this e-bulletin:
- 2018 Human Rights Awards
- Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) submissions close November 30
- Children’s Commissioner releases UN report
- Race Discrimination Commissioner delivers his first speech
- United Nations Day
- Conversation toolkit for National Workplace Sexual Harassment inquiry
- See below for more...
Tickets are selling fast for the 2018 Human Rights Awards in Sydney on Friday 14 December.
ABC journalist Jeremy Fernandez will be hosting the event, which acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of extraordinary Australians who advance human rights in the community.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO is calling for submissions from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls and key organisations for the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project.
Commissioner Oscar and her team will wrap-up community visits by mid-December.
Women and girls can have their say by making an online submission by November 30.
The National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has submitted a comprehensive report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
“It is true that most young Australians grow up in safe and healthy environments. But there are too many children whose rights are not adequately protected.
“Our report contains 60 recommendations to reinvigorate Australia’s existing commitment to children and improve the quality of life they deserve,” Commissioner Mitchell said.
The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan has told an international conference that he will use his five-year term to challenge racism, promote multicultural diversity and strengthen community and social cohesion.
Speaking at the International Metropolis Conference in Sydney, Commissioner Tan said he is looking forward to working with community leaders to tackle some common challenges.
The Australian Human Rights Commission President Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher took part in the annual United Nations Day Wreath Laying Ceremony in Sydney last month.
The ceremony recognises the work of United Nations Peacekeepers from the Navy, Army and Air Forces of Australia and Overseas, and that of Members of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and State Police Forces of Australia.
The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has launched a new toolkit to help businesses and organisations to hold productive conversations about workplace sexual harassment.
The Australian Human Rights Commission is currently calling for submissions to the National Inquiry and it’s hoped the toolkit will help in developing submissions.
Open and respectful conversations about workplace sexual harassment is a first step towards changing the culture of Australian workplaces.
- Wiyi Yani U Thangani – this is your time to have your say, 1 November 2018
- Too old to work at 50: Survey, 31 October 2018
- Commission welcomes National Apology, 22 October 2018
- Migration (Validation of Port Appointment) Bill 2018, 2 September 2018
- ‘Vulnerability and the Law’ - UNSW, Rosalind Croucher AM, President, 27 September
- Megan Mitchell at the National Press Club, Megan Mitchell, Children's Commissioner, 1 November
- Executive Assistant to Sex Discrimination Commissioner. Closing Wednesday, 7 November, 5:00pm
- Director, Defence Force Collaboration Program. Closing Wednesday, 7 November, 5:00pm
- Policy Officer, Business and Human Rights. Closing Friday, 16 November, 5:00pm
- Adviser to the Human Rights Commissioner - Freedom of Religion. Closing Monday, 12 November, 5:00pm
Get involved - upcoming events
- Human Rights Day Oration, Monday 10 December
- 2018 Human Rights Awards, Friday 14 December
- Home, Dignity, Justice: An Australian Human Rights Commission Photographic Retrospective, Newcastle Library, NSW, 1 December - 25 January
For the latest media releases, speeches, opinion pieces, go to the media centre on the Commission’s website and for events go to our Events list.