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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

Reconciliation South Australia: 10th Anniversary of the Apology

AcknowledgementsYaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Kaurna yani U. Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri thangani. Yaningi miya ngindaji Muwayi ingga winyira ngarragi thangani.  Yathawarra,...
Monday 12 February 2018
June Oscar

Close the Gap 2018 Report launch

I begin by paying my respects to the traditional custodians of this land, the Ngunnawal/Nagambri people, their elders past and present. I thank Paul House for your welcome and we thank you again for having us on your country today.I pay my respects...
Thursday 8 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

The year's creeping tide of racism

Was 2017 the year of the white supremacist? A friend put this to me recently.My answer is No. It would be indulgent despair to declare we’ve lost to racism. We haven’t. And we shouldn’t think we have.But I admit: there has been something about 2017...
Sunday 31 December 2017

The Twelve Days of Disability Rights

You know Christmas is soon coming when shops and malls put up Christmas decorations.  You know Christmas is near when people start talking about what they’re doing over the holiday break.  And you know it’s the festive season when Christmas carols...
Friday 22 December 2017
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
University Response Audit

Report card on Australian University responses to Change the course

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released a report card on the steps universities have taken to prevent sexual harassment and sexual assaults.The landmark Change the course report released in August 2017 found one in five (21%) students...
Tuesday 19 December 2017