Ten-years after its commencement, it is time to critically reflect on why Australian governments have not yet succeeded in closing the health gap to date, and why they will not succeed by 2030 if the...
I am pleased to present to you the Native Title Report 2010 (the Report), which I have prepared in accordance with section 209 of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth). The Report reviews developments in native title law and policy from 1 July 2009 to 30...
The Declaration is the most comprehensive tool we have available to advance the rights of Indigenous peoples.
The report is provided in accordance with section 46C(1) (a) of the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986. This provides that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner is to submit a report regarding the enjoyment...
I have also used this opportunity to examine the enjoyment and exercise of human rights by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in light of other changes to policy and legislation made between 1 July 2008 and 30 June 2009 in accordance with...
Draft guidelines for ensuring income management measures are compliant with the Racial Discrimination Act
The Commission has issued these draft guidelines to provide practical assistance to Parliament and the Government in designing and implementing income management measures that protect human rights and are consistent with the RDA. They are also...
Submission to the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people – Australian mission (2009)
The Australian Human Rights and Commission has made a submission on behalf of the Indigenous Peoples Organisation Network (IPON) of Australia to Professor S. James Anaya, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of...
The report is provided in accordance with section 46C (1) (a) of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986. This provides that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner is to submit a report regarding the...
The report is focused on two main topics. First I give an overview of changes to native title law and policy, and summarise native title cases that were heard during the reporting period.
"Our future in our hands" - Creating a sustainable National Representative Body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
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