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22nd Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

22nd Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Australia’s appearance, 12 to 13 September 2019 Geneva, Palais des Nations Room XVII Opening Statement (5 minutes) Ben Gauntlett, Disability Discrimination Commissioner Thank you Mr Chairman. I welcome the opportunity to make...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Kimberley Women Rangers Camp keynote speech

Jalangurru maningarri, ngarragi yani. Wadi jalangurru yathanggirragi. – larger Bunuba. Welcome. Good morning everyone. Welcome to the opening of the Kimberley women ranger’s forum! Welcome to all those who have come from all our countries across this expansive region. From the Valley the Gooniyandi,...

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Rights Rights and Freedoms

Concluding remarks: Asia-Pacific Forum—2019 Biennial Conference

Asia-Pacific Forum—2019 Biennial Conference ‘Combating Hate and Discrimination: Dignity for All’ Concluding Remarks Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM President, Australian Human Rights Commission Chair, Asia-Pacific Forum There are common themes and challenges across the member NHRIs in the...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

'Our women's voices. Our children's future' SNAICC 2019 National Conference

Introduction in Bunuba Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Kaurna yani u. Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri thangani. Yaningi miya ngindaji Muwayi ingga winyira ngarragi thangani. Yathawarra, wilalawarra jalangurru ngarri guda. I...

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Rights Rights and Freedoms

Commissioners call for compassionate approach for Tamil family

Australian Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell and Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow have today written to Minister David Coleman, calling for an urgent and compassionate resolution for the Tamil family detained in immigration detention on Christmas Island. “Given their connection to...

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Commission Commission – General

e-Bulletin, 2 September 2019

In this e-bulletin: Free and Equal – tickets selling fast New Discussion Paper on positive human rights reform in Australia Closing soon: National survey for Australian Muslims closing today Commissioners at the UN, Geneva Launched: Online training to keep children safe Australian Human Rights...

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