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Government action needed to protect children in detention

Joint statement from: June Oscar AO Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Anne Hollonds Australia’s National Children's Commissioner Lorraine Finlay Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner The Australian Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned about the safety and...

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Age Discrimination

Elder abuse resources available in 20 languages

The Australian Human Rights Commission has produced bookmarks and posters in 20 languages to empower communities to recognise elder abuse and know where to seek help.  
 
 The release of these resources coincides with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (tomorrow Wednesday 15 June), a day which takes...

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Race Discrimination

Courage to Care 30th Anniversary Celebration Event

I respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we are gathered today, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation, and I pay my respect to their Elders, past and present, and to their emerging leaders. I acknowledge their...

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Race Discrimination

Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges Australian Medical Stakeholders' Forum

I respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we are gathered today, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation, and I pay my respect to their Elders past and present and to their emerging leaders. I acknowledge their...

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Rights and Freedoms

Reflections on women and human rights

Thank you to the Lyceum Club for inviting me to speak, and to Christine Yeats and Judith White for your warm introduction. I recall that for my late mother, Dr Amy McGrath OAM, the revival of the Sydney Lyceum Club was very special. In sorting through papers of my parents, following the passing of...

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Commission – General

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 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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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 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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