Wed 1 November 2017On 3 December, we celebrate the 25th International Day for People with Disability.
Wed 1 November 2017The Greens have escalated their criticisms of the Turnbull government over the tense stand-off at the Manus Island detention centre, issuing a dire warning about the urgent risks of detainees not having medication for mental illnesses.
Wed 1 November 2017The Greens have escalated their criticisms of the Turnbull government over the tense stand-off at the Manus Island detention centre, labelling Immigration Minister Peter Dutton "a racist, a proven liar, a fascist and a serial human rights abuser" and issuing a dire warning about detainees being denied critical medication.
Tue 31 October 2017The independent education union says it is fighting for the right to arbitration.
Tue 31 October 2017Premier pitches to regional Queensland's unemployment struggles in day three of the campaign.
Tue 31 October 2017The rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme will require about 70,000 full-time equivalent workers over the next three years. The catch? Many of those jobs are casual.
Mon 30 October 2017A Melbourne magistrate orders a man with an intellectual disability who is fighting deportation be allowed to remain in Victoria while his lawyer seeks advice.
Sun 29 October 2017A wealthy country like Australia should be able to provide a decent job for everyone who wants one.
Sat 28 October 2017The city is casting off its reputation as the domain of school excursions.
Fri 27 October 2017You can still do your Centrelink business online. We've simply changed how your online account looks.
Fri 27 October 2017The Turnbull government's rejection of a permanent Indigenous advisory body to parliament is a stunning blow to Indigenous rights and recognition in Australia ("Knock-back 'sad day' for First Nations", October 27). Formal and practical mechanisms towards meaningful input for First Peoples into government must be pursued as a matter of highest priority. Meanwhile, I remain an advocate of constitutional recognition. The banal and repetitive reference to traditional custodians at official functions has become the epitome of tokenism in this country. What, pray tell, is the point of such "acknowledgement of country" when Indigenous people are not even acknowledged in our constitution?
Fri 27 October 2017Your Centrelink online account has a new look and design.
Thu 26 October 2017Canberra should applaud the ACT Human Rights Commissioner, Dr Helen Watchirs.
Thu 26 October 2017The July deadline for the full rollout of the NDIS may not be met, with the latest figures showing the scheme is almost 800 people behind schedule.
Thu 26 October 2017You’ll need to use your myGov sign in details.
Thu 26 October 2017As Rohingya Muslims were fleeing Myanmar's Rakhine state, Australia's Army chief travelled to the country to raise concerns with its military about human rights atrocities, Foreign Affairs officials confirm.
Thu 26 October 2017Jerrah Patston's latest track, made during a residency program at the Sydney Opera House for musicians with autism, is played on the radio for the first time.
Thu 26 October 2017The leading US black civil rights group has urged black travelers not to fly with American Airlines after what it called a pattern of racially biased incidents reported by passengers.
Thu 26 October 2017Its coat is more rust than paint and it hasn't been driven in decades, but this truck holds a key piece of land rights history.
Thu 26 October 2017The rise of religious fundamentalism and the far right poses a serious risk to global gender equality, according to a new United Nations report.
Thu 26 October 2017A United Nations rights expert voiced concern on Wednesday that Trump administration actions would be harmful to a free press in the United States.
Thu 26 October 2017
Thu 26 October 2017Hundreds of vulnerable Victorians are falling through the cracks after the State Government pulls back on disability funding.
Thu 26 October 2017Lara Irvine is one of many Victorian who are not eligible for either NDIS or State Government assistance.
Thu 26 October 2017Thousands of people with disabilities in Western Australia will wait weeks longer for the future of the NDIS to become clear as WA and Federal governments continue to negotiate the terms of a state-run disability insurance scheme.
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Wed 25 October 2017The state government promised on Wednesday to legislate in the new year to protect renters' rights following a move by the state opposition to limit the grounds on which tenants can be evicted and limit the frequency of rent rises.
Wed 25 October 2017The trial of 11 human rights activists accused of terrorism is underway in Istanbul, with the defendants facing up to 15 years in jail.
Wed 25 October 2017We will be closed over the holiday period and we want to help you plan so you still get paid.
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Wed 25 October 2017On the first day of Christmas, Kirsty's landlords gave to her an eviction notice, and she didn't have a leg to stand on. But that might all be about to change.
Wed 25 October 2017The city is casting off its reputation as the domain of school excursions.
Wed 25 October 2017The NSW opposition says it would be happy if the government stole its new rental reform policy that gives tenants more power.
Tue 24 October 2017An expanding media landscape has Cricket Australia confident it will attract "unprecedented" interest in its next round of broadcast rights.
Tue 24 October 2017After witnessing growing piles of wheelchairs on Pacific islands, Kylie Mines and her husband decided it was time to better help those in need.
Tue 24 October 2017Victoria Police alleges a 43-year-old Melbourne father with "extremist views" provided $5,000 to a US citizen fighting in the Syria conflict and helped fund a website that promotes Islamic State.
Tue 24 October 2017New York's Attorney-General announces a civil rights investigation into The Weinstein Company, following sexual harassment and assault allegations against founder Harvey Weinstein.
Tue 24 October 2017A civil probe will be conducted into The Weinstein Co. following sexual harrassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Harvey Weinstein.
Mon 23 October 2017The commission's annual report highlights concerns with strip searching and the use of force.
Sat 21 October 2017A UN human rights panel has told China that it wrongfully arrested three prominent human rights activists accused of subversion and called on the government to release and compensate them.
Sat 21 October 2017Suspicion that gay rights is a "Western agenda" aimed at destroying Indonesian culture has helped fuel an unprecedented crackdown on the nation's LGBT community.
Sat 21 October 2017As soon as she leaves the house, people stare at Trish Jackson. But she uses her time to teach young people how to be resilient.
Fri 20 October 2017On national Loud Shirt Day, Vincentia mother Melissa Ryan praises major steps forward in technology allowing her child, born with severe hearing loss, to lead a successful life.
Fri 20 October 2017The ACT govt has outlined significant failings with the NDIS, as it struggles to absorb its costs.
Fri 20 October 2017Aaron Pedersen has played numerous roles in his lifetime but the most relentless and rewarding has been as the carer for his younger brother Vinnie.
Thu 19 October 2017An independent member of the NT Parliament accepts an amendment that waters down his proposal for a bill of rights for all citizens in the NT.
Thu 19 October 2017Community visitors have reported hundreds of incidents of abuse, neglect and violence in Victoria's mental health services and disability accommodation.
Thu 19 October 2017Australia's unemployment rate has hit a four-year low after falling to 5.5 per cent in September, beating market expectations.
Thu 19 October 2017South Australia's unemployment rate settles below 6 per cent for the first time in four years, a day ahead of the loss of nearly 1,000 Holden jobs in Adelaide's north.
Thu 19 October 2017Australia's trend unemployment rate has hit a four-year low after falling to 5.5 per cent in September and beating market expectations.
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