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Acting Disability Commissioner Starts Today

From today, Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan will add Disability Discrimination to her portfolio and will focus on improving dignity, respect and equal opportunities for people with disability.
Monday 14 July 2014

Free Speech Symposium to build alliance for reform

Federal Attorney-General George Brandis QC is the keynote speaker at the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Free Speech 2014 Symposium, to be held in Sydney on 7 August 2014.The President of the Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs;...
Monday 7 July 2014

Intergenerational negativity is inhibiting good economic results

Introducing a forum on Intergenerational Cooperation in Sydney today, Age Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan, said new, positive strategic approaches would help Australians of all ages overcome the social and economic divisions that affect our...
Friday 4 July 2014

Scooter Use Better Defined in Clubs in NSW

The Advisory Note, released under the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act, deals with use of scooters in clubs, speed, safety, and the arrangements of furniture and fittings in club premises."This Advisory Note sets out how scooters might be...
Monday 30 June 2014

Health plan win for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The Close the Gap Campaign welcomes the Federal Government announcement that it will develop a strategy to implement the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan by the end of this year.Close the Gap Campaign Co-Chair, Kirstie...
Tuesday 3 June 2014

Adam Goodes shares anti-racism message in CSA out today

Australian of the Year Adam Goodes is urging Australians to take a stand against racism and speak out when they hear racist comments.The AFL legend features in a Community Service Announcement (CSA) developed by the Australian Human Rights...
Monday 2 June 2014

Nominations wanted for 2014 Australian Human Rights Awards

Ian Thorpe, Eddie Mabo, Malcom Fraser and Sister Clare Condon are among a small but celebrated group of Australians who have received a Human Rights Medal for their outstanding contribution to human rights.Now it’s time to add to that list by...
Monday 2 June 2014

Mixed results on closing the gap confirms alarm over budget cuts

Childhood mortality rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are falling and the literacy gap is narrowing but unemployment continues to rise. These are the headline results of the COAG Reform Council’s latest report on the closing the...
Thursday 22 May 2014

Sexual harassment: Know Where the Line Is.

The Australian Human Rights Commission, the Australian Council of Trade Unions and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry have jointly launched the ‘Know Where the Line Is’ awareness strategy intended to run in workplaces around the country...
Wednesday 21 May 2014

Commission to continue representing people with disability

The Australian Human Rights Commission is pleased that it continues to have the support of the Federal Government.The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, has however expressed her disappointment that the...
Wednesday 14 May 2014

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