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Commission makes recommendations to Religious Freedom Review

The Australian Human Rights Commission has today made six recommendations to the Religious Freedom Review, which was commissioned last year to evaluate the strength of existing religious protections in Australia.The Commission recommends, in its...
Wednesday 14 February 2018
Apology anniversary event in Adelaide

Social Justice Commissioner marks 10th anniversary of national apology to the...

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar joined members of the Stolen Generations in Adelaide today, to mark the 10th anniversary of the national apology.Speaking at the event hosted by Reconciliation South...
Monday 12 February 2018
Two Aboriginal girls

Close the Gap calls for urgent joint action to address national shame

Australian governments must join forces with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to urgently address the national shame of a widening life expectancy gap for our nation’s First Peoples.The Close the Gap campaign will today release a...
Thursday 8 February 2018
Ros & June Bringing them Home

New website to continue educating Australians about the Stolen Generations

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO hopes a new interactive website about the Stolen Generations will be a critical resource in classrooms around the country.Commissioner Oscar said the Bringing them...
Monday 8 January 2018
A photo of Yonga Hill Immigration Detention Centre

Commission releases Villawood and Yongah Hill inspection reports

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released the findings of its inspections of the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre (VIDC) and the Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre (YHIDC).The inspections revealed significant differences in...
Wednesday 20 December 2017