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Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

Category: Organisation
Binomial Name: Australian Commonwealth Government
Sub Category:Statutory Body
Location:Australia
URL: http://www.hreoc.gov.au/
Summary Information:
The Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) was established by an Act of Federal Parliament in 1986 (Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 (Cth)). Its aim is to encourage increased understanding and protection of human rights in Australia, as well as to address the human rights concerns of a wide range of individuals and groups in society. HREOC is an independent statutory body. It reports to federal parliament through the Attorney-General.

HREOC consists of a President and five Commissioners. The Commission's responsibilities include matters on education and public awarenes, discrimination and human rights complaints, human rights compliance, and policy and legislative development.

Related Entries

Event
  • Bringing Them Home: Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families (1997)
  • 'Close the Gap' Indigenous Health Equality Summit Statement of Intent - Signatory
  • 'Close the Gap' Statement of Intent (Victoria) - Signatory
  • Legislation
  • Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 (Cth)

  • References

    Report
    Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (1997) Bringing Them Home: Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families
    Resource
    The Attorney-General's Department (Australian Commonwealth Government) (1986) Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986

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