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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 advocate for Indigenous Aboriginal languages, social justice and women’s issues.   

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 difficult time.   

Close the Gap Campaign Report 2022

Reconciliation Australia are delighted to invite you to the launch of the 2022 Report "Transforming Power; Voices for Generational Change", produced by the Lowitja Institute.
The report will be launched via webinar, on National Close the Gap Day - Thursday 17 March.
The webinar is free, but registration is essential.

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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.

Input to the development of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Childhood Strategy

Summary

Thank you for the opportunity to provide input to the development of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Childhood Strategy (the Strategy). We commend the National Indigenous Australians Agency and SNAICC–National Voice for our Children for the work already done to prepare the Framework to inform the Strategy.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide input to the development of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Childhood Strategy (the
Strategy). We commend the National Indigenous Australians Agency and SNAICC–National Voice for our Children for the work already done to prepare the
Framework to inform the Strategy.

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Remote Engagement Program) Bill 2021

The Australian Human Rights Commission makes this submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for its inquiry into the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Remote Engagement Program) Bill 2021. 

Statement on the National Summit on Women's Safety

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the opportunity to participate in the National Summit for Women’s Safety and to contribute to the development of Australia’s second National Plan on the Prevention of Violence against Women and their Children. Violence is a human rights issue that needs urgent and coordinated action.

CLOSE THE GAP: New report a wake-up call for all Australians

Governments across Australia must urgently redouble their efforts to address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inequality, the Close the Gap campaign says, following the release of disappointing new data on the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.

This week’s release of the first annual data report by the Productivity Commission revealed that the central commitment to close the life expectancy gap for First Nations people by 2031 was not on track to be met.

LexisNexis webinar

Welcome everyone. Before we begin, I would like to acknowledge the country upon which each of us stands today. I myself stand upon my Bunuba land here in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. I acknowledge and pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging across all the lands and waters of this nation.

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People

Commissioner June Oscar AO will is leading a side event for the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People.

Australia, Canada and New Zealand share similar experiences of colonialism, and are all actively striving for truth and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Please join the National Human Rights Institutions from each of these three countries for a 1.5-hour event on the margins of the 14th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, to take place on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

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