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Opening Speech, Equal Dialogues forum (2010)

Welcome to the Commission and thank you all for coming here today, to this forum on Equal Dialogues. Most of us in this room are passionate about multiculturalism, and about human rights. This is why we are here. Most of us in this room are concerned about racism and related forms of discrimination. We don't need persuading about the urgent need to protect human rights, and to understand cultural diversity.

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

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Today's launch here in Darwin / Alice Springs is part of a national program of launches that I have been undertaking in recent weeks in order to bring issues of human rights significance raised by my latest social justice and native title reports to the attention of Indigenous and other interested communities and organisations. So far, launches have been held in Melbourne, Perth, Broome, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane.

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Commission Commission – General

Human Rights Medal and Awards 2001

The 2001 Human Rights Medal will be awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to human rights in Australia. Previous medal winners include one of the leading lights of the 1967 referendum movement Faith Bandler, former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, the late Eddie Mabo, the Hon Elizabeth Evatt and the late Fred Hollows.

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Forum highlights issues facing Victorian kids

Violence in films, television and video games, child prostitution and pornography, and lack of awareness about the rights of children were key issues raised at a forum on children and young people in Melbourne today.

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Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Slavery in 21st Century Australia - A Human Rights Challenge (2008)

Over the last 12 months, I have been fortunate to meet Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians from many corners of this country – Arnhem Land, Darwin, Canberra, Fitzroy Crossing, Redfern, Mackay and many more. Many talented and passionate individuals are driving immense social change for their communities. They are a real inspiration to me.

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Commission Commission – General

Speak out against sexist advertising

Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Susan Halliday calls on Australian consumers to speak out against the use of images that demean women to sell products.

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2009 Media Release: Reports show way forward for new partnership between government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

The federal government should take six major steps over the next 18 months to better protect the human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to progress a new agenda for Indigenous affairs, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma has said in the Social Justice Report 2008 tabled today.

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Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Striking the balance with work and family in rural Australia

In reality however rural and regional Australia is a significant employer of Australian women, and the two million women in regional and rural Australia contribute to their local communities and local economies while caring for their families. Certainly the women of Shepparton yesterday did not believe work-life balance was easy in Shepparton.

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TIME FOR ACTION ON BUSH EDUCATION

Human Rights Commissioner Chris Sidoti has applauded proposals for a rural education alliance to promote a fairer deal in education for the nation's children in rural and remote areas.

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2008 Media Release: Shortlist announced for human rights photography competition

Thirty photos judged the best of more than 380 entered into the competition, covered a mix of colour and black and white photos embracing the competition’s theme – the same as this year’s official UN Human Rights Day theme - ‘Dignity and justice for all of us,’ in unique approaches to human rights subjects.

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