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South Australians to talk about Racism

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission will be in Adelaide next week for a public meeting about racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

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Commission Commission – General

Court decision demonstrates need for reparations scheme

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission has called for a reparations scheme for Indigenous children forcibly removed from their parents under past Government policies, following a court ruling in the Northern Territory today.

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Legal Legal

Law Seminar 2008: The Importance of Australia’s engagement with International Human Rights Law: coming in from the cold? by Gillian Triggs

While Australia may have come in from the cold, the wind has been taken from my sails. The typical role of an international lawyer over the last few years, whether in Australia or in the UK, Europe and North America has been to berate their respective government ministers with numerous failings and to list the necessary reforms to policy. In Australia’s case these have been to persuade the Commonwealth government to:

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Rights Rights and Freedoms

USING THE LAW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE Graeme Innes AM (2007)

Scarlett Finney was only six when she saw the brochures for the Hills Grammar School, set in park-like grounds in Sydney's outer suburbs. She indicated her keenness to attend "the school in the bush". Her parents were prepared to pay the fees, and saw the setting and curriculum as providing her with a great education. But the school refused her enrolment due to the fact that she had spina bifida, and sometimes used a wheelchair [1].

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Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Westpac IT Women’s Forum: Women, men, life and having it all

At the time I nominated that as a topic, I had something clearly in mind. But that was a while ago and I have long since forgotten what it was. Which is the wonderful thing about being forgetful; every day is new and exciting. Today’s idea about women, men, life and having it all are likely to be different to yesterday’s. By the time I have finished speaking both of us might have discovered something new.

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Commission Commission – General

Sex Discrimination Commissioner welcomes listing of osteoporosis drug for men

Following a decision by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) a drug used to treat osteoporosis, Didrocal, will now be available to men on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. This means that men will be able to access the drug with the same availability and at the same reduced price previously only available to women.

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Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Senator Stott Despoja’s Women’s breakfast

Valuing today's families today Pru Goward Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner 22 May 2003 Senator Stott Despoja’s Women’s breakfast Lyrics Room, Adelaide Festival Centre King William Road, Adelaide Senator Natasha Stott Despoja – thank you for hosting today’s event. Democrats spokesperson on the...

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