Birthing on country

National Close the Gap Day

The Co-Chair of the Close the Gap Campaign and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has launched the 2019 Close the Gap report “Our Choices, Our Voices”.The report, prepared by the Lowitja Institute, was...
Thursday 21 March 2019

Our Choices, Our Voices - Celebrating Success on National Close the Gap Day

This Opinion Piece by June Oscar AO and Rod Little was published by Guardian Australia on Thursday March 21, to mark National Close the Gap DayWhen the Prime Minister Scott Morrison tabled the 2019 Closing the Gap report last month, we were again...
Thursday 21 March 2019
Chin Tan and Harmony Day guests

Celebrating harmony and eliminating racial discrimination

In the wake of the Christchurch tragedy, the Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan will hold a series of talks with Muslim communities across the country about their experiences of hate speech and violence.Speaking at a Harmony Day event in...
Thursday 21 March 2019
#turn to love ForChristchurch - vigil in Melbourne

Solidarity and unity after the Christchurch attack

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan has joined thousands at a vigil in Melbourne for the victims of the New Zealand terror attack.Commissioner Tan offered his condolences and deepest sympathies to the victims and their families.“We stand...
Tuesday 19 March 2019

e-bulletin, 14 Feb 2019

Welcome to the Australian Human Rights Commission e-bulletin. Published monthly, this e-bulletin keeps you up-to-date with our programs, projects and news.Subscribe to receive it every month.In this e-bulletin:Empowering children with...
Saturday 16 March 2019
Photo of Kate Jenkins delivering the speech at the UN

63rd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Australian & Canadian government & Australian Human Rights Commission side event:Sexual harassment in the workplace – a global perspective Monday 11 March, 1.15pm – 2.30pmLocation: Conference Room 11, UN Headquarters Keynote address – Kate...
Tuesday 12 March 2019
Nhulunbuy IWD 2019

International Women's Day - Celebrating sisterhood

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has attended International Women's Day events in Darwin and Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory.“It is great to keep the conversations rolling about the importance...
Monday 11 March 2019

e-bulletin, 12 Feb 2019

Welcome to the Australian Human Rights Commission e-bulletin. Published monthly, this e-bulletin keeps you up-to-date with our programs, projects and news.Subscribe to receive it every month.In this e-bulletin:
Saturday 9 March 2019
Chin Tan and attendees at the African Australian Women's Day event

Celebrating African Australian women

By Siobhan RyanRace Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan spoke about the marginalisation of African Australian women at an International Women’s Day celebration hosted by the Community Migrant Resource Centre on March 7.The event celebrated African...
Friday 8 March 2019

Don't let the spotlight burn

This International Women’s Day I anticipate the usual round of queries asking: “When is International Men’s Day?” In a world where women receive 85 per cent of salary of men on average, when at least one woman a week dies at the hands of their...
Friday 8 March 2019

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