RDC Chin Tan

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan has urged Australians to reflect on the anti-racism principles and legacy of the late South African leader Nelson Mandela in combatting racism.Commissioner Tan spoke at the Nelson Mandela Day...
Monday 25 March 2019

Nelson Mandela Day Commemorative Committee

 Thank you for the very kind welcome. May I extend particular thanks to the Nelson Mandela Day Commemorative Committee (NMDCC) for the invitation and for having me here this evening.Let me start by acknowledging the traditional custodians of this...
Saturday 23 March 2019
animated characters from the Rights and Freedoms calendar

New education resources released

A new online calendar marking key historical human rights moments is now available, connecting the Commission’s existing education materials with interactive lessons that are directly linked to the Australian curriculum.The Rights and Freedoms...
Friday 22 March 2019
Commissioner Kay Patterson with Attorney General Christian Porter

Commission welcomes National Plan on elder abuse

Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson this week participated in the launch of the Federal Government’s National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians (2019-2023). The Plan features a national hotline and frontline services as...
Friday 22 March 2019
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
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

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
Harmony Day

Harmony Day 2019

Thank you all for taking time out of your day to be here this morning – it’s a great pleasure to have you here on this important day.I’ll begin by acknowledging that we are on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and I pay my respects...
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