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Developing an effective DDA Action Plan

Developing an Action Plan for a small business need not be an onerous or time consuming activity. While a large organisation with branches in several states may have an Action Plan of 20 or 30 pages a small business may well be able to address all...

Social Justice Report 1998

Social Justice Report 1998DownloadSocial Justice Report 1998 in PDF (420K), Word (475K)
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The Sterilisation of Girls and Young Women in Australia

The legal framework regulating sterilisation of children in Australia was set out by the High Court in Marion's Case in 1992
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FounDDAtions: Reflections on the first five years of the Disability Discrimination Act in Australia

As I reach the end of my appointment as the first Disability Discrimination Commissioner, and in the light of proposed structural and funding changes to the Commission, I am drawn to reflect upon the theory and practice, challenges and developments...
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The Overlooked Consumers – 20% of the Australian Population with Disabilities and Older People

Every day, one in five Australians experiences difficulties or frustrations in performing everyday tasks with everyday things, such as consumer electronics and appliances. As technology develops, an increasing proportion of products are...
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Human Rights for Australia's Gays and Lesbians (1997)

Gay men and lesbians face widespread discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation as do persons of trans-gender identity. The full realisation and protection of human rights and equality of opportunity require the adoption of positive...
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Bringing them home: The 'Stolen Children' report (1997)

Report, video and resources for Bringing Them Home: The 'Stolen Children' report (1997)

The RDA and native title (1997)

The response to the High Court’s Wik decision has given rise to intense discussions about the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (RDA), the Australian Constitution and the future of native title, among other things.

The Racial Hatred Act: A Guide for People Working in the Australian Media (1997)

 The Racial Hatred Act: A Guide for People Working in the Australian Media (1997) Click here to enterProduced by the Race Discrimination Commissioner1997

Indigenous Deaths in Custody:

A Report prepared by the Office of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission