Sexual Harassment and Educational Institutions: A Guide to the Federal Sex Discrimination Act (1996)

Educational institutions have important dual responsibilities under the Sex Discrimination Act because they are both employers and providers of education. They are places of learning for students and workplaces for staff. Institutions need to ensure...
1996
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Human Rights and Mental Illness: Victoria

The terms of the original National Inquiry covered all aspects of the human rights of people affected by mental illness, including human rights in relation to institutional and non-institutional care and treatment.
1995
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Racial Discrimination Act 1975: A review

FOREWORDThe Commonwealth Attorney-General, the Hon. Michael Lavarch, launched the review of the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) on 7 August 1995. Along with a number of academics, practitioners and experts in the field of anti-discrimination law, Mr...
1995
Cover of 1995 Mornington Island Report

Mornington Island Review Report

This review is a follow-up to Mornington: A Report by the Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner, released in April 1993. That Report was the result of a two-and-a-half year investigation into a range of issues affecting Aboriginal people living...
1995
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Report of the Human Rights Commissioner on certain provisions of the Tasmanian Criminal Code

BACKGROUNDTwo sections of the Tasmanian Criminal Code (Section 122 (a) and (c) and Section 123) criminalise some forms of sexual activity between males and females and all forms of sexual intercourse between males, including all forms of sexual...
1994
Cover of the 1993 report, Human Rights and Mental Illness

Report of the National Inquiry into the Human rights of People with Mental Illness

The Report of the National Inquiry into the Human Rights of People with Mental Illness was tabled in Parliament and publicly released on 20 October 1993 and found that people affected by mental illness are among the most vulnerable and...
1993
Cover of 1993 Mornington Report

Mornington : a report by the Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner

In November 1990 the Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner received a petition signed by 163 Aboriginal residents on Mornington Island requesting an investigation of an incident, which is described in section 2.1 below. The Commissioner also...
1993
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Mental Health Legislation and Human Rights

This paper presents an indicative analysis of the mental health legislation in each State and Territory in terms of recently agreed international standards - the UN Principles for the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness and for the Improvement...
1992
Cover of 1991 report, Australia and the CRC

The UN Children's Convention and Australia (1991)

On 17 December 1990 Australia ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child which had been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly only a little over one year earlier (20 November 1989). The Convention has been hailed as a Magna Carta...
1991
Cover of the 1991 Racist Violence report

Racist Violence (1991)

The National Inquiry into Racist Violence was initiated by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission following representations to it about an apparent increase in the incidence of racially motivated violence in Australia.
1991

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