The acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Sev Ozdowski, has welcomed the release of a report on proposals to change building law in Australia to ensure people with disabilities have equal access to buildings.
The fact that CEOE is conducting this forum in itself indicates that disability is widely seen by business as presenting significant occupational health and safety (OH&S) issues. And certainly, concerns related to occupational health and safety are widely experienced by people with disabilities as barriers to equal opportunity in employment.
The Human Rights Awards are presented in six categories in order to promote understanding and public discussion of human rights in Australia. The Awards are presented in the areas of Law, Community, Arts Non-Fiction, Print Media, Television and Radio.
May I begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land, the Darug, Gandangarra and Tharawal peoples Nations. I would like to pay my respects to elders past and present. Thank you to the conference organizers for including me in this important conference.
Releasing the paper, Valuing Parenthood: Options for paid maternity leave - Interim paper 2002, Ms Goward said the debate over maternity leave will be one of the biggest social debates at the beginning of this century.
The Australian Human Rights Commission’s 2008-09 Annual Report has been tabled in federal Parliament and is now available on the website at: http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/publications/annual_reports/2008_20…
New Zealand 18 July, 2006 Tena ko to, tena ko to, tena ka to, kia ora ladies and gentlemen. I would like to begin by acknowledging and paying my respects to the traditional owners of the land on which we stand today and I acknowledge Minister Chris Carter, Minister for Ethnic Affairs, Joris De Bres, Race Commissioner with the NZ Human Rights Commission, distinguished guest, Mayors, Councilors and friends. I would also like to thank local government New Zealand for inviting me to speak at this very important conference.
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