Media Centre

We regularly prepare and distribute media releases, opinion pieces, speeches, media kits and fact sheets on the work that the Commission undertakes. Our website also provides extensive research and project information.

Whenever possible, the President and Commissioners speak with the media to discuss and debate human rights and discrimination issues.

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For all media enquiries contact:

Sarah Bamford – Media Advisor for:

  • Commission President, Rosalind Croucher AM
  • Age Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Kay Patterson AO
  • Children's Commissioner, Megan Mitchell

Phone: 02 9284 9758 or 0417 957 525

Lindy Kerin - Media Advisor for:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar AO
  • Race Discrimination Commissioner, Mr Chin Tan

Phone: 0430 366 529

Georgia Waters – Media Advisor for:

  • Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Ben Gauntlett

Phone: 02 9284 9855 or 0428 263 830

Amy Dale – Media Advisor for:

  • Human Rights Commissioner, Edward Santow
  • Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins

Phone: 02 9284 9760 or 0408 984 877

Student requests

The Commission receives a large number of requests from journalism students seeking assistance with assignments.

In an effort to assist students and ensure there is readily available information on the Commission's positions and public statements, every effort is made to ensure the media centre is up-to-date with media releases, speeches, opinion pieces and submissions.  

Please note, however, that due to extremely busy workloads the President and Commissioners are not available to undertake media interviews for student projects.

Mailing list

If you would like to receive up-to-date information about the Commission’s activities you can subscribe to our electronic mailing list.