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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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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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Commission Commission – General

Statement of Reconciliation

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) has welcomed the federal parliamentary acknowledgment of past injustices experienced by Australia's Indigenous people.

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We’ve Come a Long Way… Maybe

We’ve Come a Long Way… Maybe: Choices and challenges facing 21st century women Speech by Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Pru Goward at the Victorian Independent Education Union (VIEU) Women’s Conference, 13 June 2003. Tony Keenan, VIEU secretary, Deb James, VIEU deputy secretary, union...

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Ausyouth Conference 2001

The creation of Ausyouth is an initiative that clearly picks up on the real-life needs of today's youth, an initiative that has the potential to foster the building blocks of a progressive caring society, and from a human rights perspective, it's an initiative that addresses some of Australia's obligations with respect to international instruments, to which we as a nation are committed.

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Commission Commission – General

Media Releaase 2008: Noongar decision a blow to Native Title claimants

Yesterday’s decision by the Full Federal Court to overturn recognition of the Noongar people’s claim to native title over Perth is disappointing and takes us all back to square one, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma said today.

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