Kate Jenkins at ANROWS National Research Conference

National data needed on domestic violence-related homicides

The right to live free from violence is a fundamental and core human right, and yet it is one which is not currently realised for far too many women and girls in Australia.Speaking at the ANROWS National Research Conference on Violence Against Women...
Thursday 17 May 2018
Magda Szubanski and Marriage Equality supporters celebrating

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

It was 28 years ago today that homosexuality was removed from the World Health Organization’s list of diseases.We rightly celebrate that historic moment of progress. But we should also remember that trans and gender diverse experiences, and intersex...
Thursday 17 May 2018
Photo of soldier having his iris scanned for identity

Identity matching bills threaten our rights

Proposed identity matching laws threaten the privacy of Australians and pose a high risk to other human rights, Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow today told a Parliamentary Joint Committee.Commissioner Santow said the bills should not be made...
Thursday 3 May 2018
Funeral Procession for Mulrunji, Palm Island.

Commission welcomes Palm Island decision

In one of the most significant racial discrimination cases in Australia’s history, the Queensland Government has agreed to apologise and deliver a $30 million settlement to residents of Palm Island for racial discrimination linked to riots in 2004....
Wednesday 2 May 2018
Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture

Imprisonment rates of Indigenous women a national shame

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has described the imprisonment rates of Indigenous women as a national disgrace.Commissioner Oscar delivered the Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture at the University of...
Wednesday 2 May 2018

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