The Hon Catherine Branson was President of the Australian Human Rights Commission from 7 August 2008 - 29 July 2012. Click here to access her biography.
Australians are urged to tell the new federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick how to build an even fairer Australian society during a national ‘Listening Tour’ she starts today.
Firstly, HREOC is charged with: "promoting an understanding and acceptance of human rights in Australia". Young people obviously form a very, very important part of that task.
The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) has expressed support for legislation seeking to implement the recommendations of HREOC's Same-Sex: Same Entitlements Report.
Speech by Dr Sev Ozdowski at the United Nations Association of Australia - Tasmanian Branch - Human Rights Seminar: Human Rights from the Perspective of Individual, Collective and Corporate Responsibilities, Saturday 17 November 2001
I would like to acknowledge the Kaurna People, the traditional owners and custodians of the Adelaide Plains and pay my respects to their elders past and present. Thank you Uncle Lewis O’Brien for your warm and generous welcome.
Responsibility for the mismanagement and failure of the federal government's Community Housing and Infrastructure Program (CHIP) should not be blamed on Indigenous Australians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma said today.
20 Years of Mandatory Immigration Detention: the imperative for community-based arrangements for those who seek Australia’s protection
Thank you for your kind introduction. I wish to start today by acknowledging the Kaurna People of the Adelaide Plains, the traditional owners of the land on which we are meeting. On behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission, I pay my respects to their elders past and present.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner and National Race Discrimination Commissioner, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.
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