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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 and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

We will not sit down or stand to the side

 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...

Rights and Freedoms

What is happening in Ukraine should matter to every Australian

 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...

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 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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Rights and Freedoms

Time for review on COVID-19 border and quarantine restrictions

 With the McGowan Government announcing earlier this week that the Western Australian hard border will ease on February 5, 2022, Australia is inching ever closer to border closures becoming a thing of the past. 
 But while many of us would like this to be true, it is important to realise...



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