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Royal Commission Commencement Welcomed

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the commencement of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of people with disability. The Commission also welcomes the appointment of Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin to the Royal Commission. The...

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Discrimination Age Discrimination

Older women and homelessness

Older women are now the fastest growing cohort of homeless Australians, prompting the Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson to today release a report to raise awareness and reverse the trend. Older Women’s Risk of Homelessness: Background Paper details the distinct housing issues facing...

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Rights Rights and Freedoms

‘Free and Equal’: Making Human Rights Education a Priority

National FutureSchools Expo and Conferences 21 March 2019 Melbourne I pay my respects to the Wurudjeri peoples of the Kulin nation who are the traditional custodians of this land—to their elders, past and present, and to the future generations, the children and young people that look to us as...

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Discrimination Age Discrimination

Maximising the contribution of ageing Australians in our society and workplace

CEDA NSW Trustee Lunch Wednesday 27 March 2019 (Dr Patterson spoke to this paper) Thank you for inviting me to join you today. I, too, acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land we gather on today, and pay my respects to the Gadigal peoples of the Eora nation and their elders past, present and...

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Race Race Discrimination

Nelson Mandela Day Commemorative Committee

Thank you for the very kind welcome. May I extend particular thanks to the Nelson Mandela Day Commemorative Committee (NMDCC) for the invitation and for having me here this evening. Let me start by acknowledging the traditional custodians of this land where we gather tonight, the Wurundjeri people...

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Race Race Discrimination

Nelson Mandela Day Commemorative Committee

Thank you for the very kind welcome. May I extend particular thanks to the Nelson Mandela Day Commemorative Committee (NMDCC) for the invitation and for having me here this evening. Let me start by acknowledging the traditional custodians of this land where we gather tonight, the Wurundjeri people...

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