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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

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The Australian Human Rights Commission works to ensure governments, the private sector and civil society acknowledge and implement the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to self-determination, participation in decision-making, respect for and protection of culture, and equality and non-discrimination.

The commission participate in the development of international human rights standards relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and we co-chair the Indigenous health campaign, Close The Gap, led by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.

Other activities

  • Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices)
  • Supporting Indigenous education initiatives
  • Monitoring the impact of laws, policies and programs on Indigenous peoples
  • Providing policy advice and research on Indigenous human rights issues including health, family violence, children’s rights and the Stolen Generations.