The interim blanket ban by Netball Australia on pregnant women playing netball appears to have been imposed before a full and proper investigation of the risks posed to pregnant women.
Concerns that a national Human Rights Act would fall foul of the Constitution can be confidently put aside, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Cathy Branson QC said today.
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.
The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission today released its report Accessibility of electronic commerce and new service and information technologies for older Australians and people with a disability.
Human Rights Commissioner, Graeme Innes, today urged the Australian Government to refrain from using the massive new detention centre on Christmas Island to hold people in immigration detention.
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.
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: 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...
2008 Media Release: Human Rights Commissioner says new directions in detention is a huge step forward
Federal Human Rights Commissioner, Graeme Innes, today welcomed the Government’s announcement of a major shift in immigration detention policy to a model where detention in Immigration Detention Centres is only to be used as a last resort and for the shortest practicable time.
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.
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.
Australian Human Rights Commissioner, Graeme Innes, congratulated the Australian Government today on the decision to settle the last detainees from the immigration detention centre on the pacific island of Nauru in Australia.
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