Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, has applauded the federal government’s announcement that funding for paid parental leave will be included in Tuesday’s budget, with a commencement date of 1 January 2011.
I would like to start by acknowledging that we are here today on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. I pay my respects to their elders past and present. I have had the great honour of meeting many inspirational Indigenous women in my role – their energy, courage and determination leaves me in awe.
Cinemas in Melbourne and Sydney will carry out a two-month trial of captioned movies as part of an inquiry into making cinema more accessible to people who are deaf or have a hearing impairment.
The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Catherine Branson QC, said the national consultation into human rights, announced by the federal Attorney-General tonight, was an important opportunity for Australians to give consideration to what these rights mean to them and whether their rights are adequately protected.
Thank you so much for inviting me to be part of this launch today. And what a great effort it has been on the part of the Committee- busy people with never enough time, let’s not ask them how their work-life balance has been over the past two years as they have worked their way through this.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Dr William Jonas, welcomes today's motion in the Senate concerning outstanding issues relating to the recommendations of the stolen generations report - Bringing Them Home.
“Sexual violence is a serious and pervasive issue that affects a significant number of Australian women,” said Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick. “It is shocking that research has revealed that one in five Australian women has experienced sexual violence from the age of 15*.”
Developments in discrimination jurisprudence and paid maternity leave Sally Moyle, Director Sex Discrimination Unit, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 45 minute speech, 23 July 2003, Lexis Nexis Butterworths: Avoiding Litigation and Minimising Risk in Employment Law, Crown Plaza Darling...
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