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Disability action plans

Over the past 10 years I have been involved in developing resources and providing informal assistance to organisations developing Action Plans throughout Australia. This has included assisting in the preparation of the initial guides to developing action plans produced in 1995 and the subsequent publication Developing an Effective Action Plan produced in 1999 both of which can be found on our website at http://www.humanrights.gov.au/disability_rights/action_plans/index.html

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Commission Commission – General

ARTS NONFICTION AWARD GOES TO REFUGE AUSTRALIA

Refuge Australia, written by Klaus Neumann, an author, historian and senior research fellow at the Institute of Social Research at Swinburne University of Technology, provides fresh insights that illuminate the social and political forces that have shaped Australia's refugee policy.

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Disability Disability Rights

Keynote Address: Pacific Islands Forum Disability Ministers' Meeting (2009)

Imagine a visit to your local market? The noise of trading, the wonderful smells of fresh food, the multitude and variety of colours. It's at ground level, with wide passage ways, and John moves around easily, managing his stall. Rick throws a heavy box of fruit onto his shoulder and, after reading the stall number printed on the box, carries it to that stall. And Elizabeth enters stallholder permit details on her laptop, with an ear-piece in her ear. A society where people with disability are welcomed, and fully included.

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Commission Commission – General

National Human Rights Institutions

The Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (hereafter the Australian Human Rights Commission) is one of the oldest National Human Rights Institutions in the Asia Pacific region. It was originally established in 1981 as the Human Rights Commission and then restructured in 1986 to become the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. It is a founding member and a strong supporter of the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions.

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Commission Commission – General

A new approach to Indigenous land use negotiations

What: Launch of Development and Indigenous land: A human rights approach Date: Friday 30 May 2003When: 11amWhere: Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Level 8, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

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Commission Commission – General

Human Rights Radio Award for ‘A place you cannot imagine’

An evocative and hauntingly produced piece of radio by ABC Radio National’s Lea Redfern and Phillip Ulman titled ‘The place you cannot imagine: a family and detention in Australia’ has won this year’s Human Rights Radio Award.

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Disability Disability Rights

Setting an Agenda for Disability and Tourism Research

While there is no section in the Disability Discrimination Act titled "Tourism" every aspect of the development, management and delivery of tourist services are covered by one or more provision within the DDA.

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Commission Commission – General

Coroner's Report into the death of Puongtong Simaplee

The NSW Coroner's report into the death of Puongtong Simaplee in Villawood Detention Centre on 26 September 2001, confirms human rights concerns about the treatment of women who are trafficked in Australia, Sex Discrimination Commissioner Pru Goward and Human Rights Commissioner Sev Ozdowski said today.

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Disability Disability Rights

DDA tenth anniversary award

In addition to this year's Human Rights Awards, to be announced later today, the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission has decided to confer an award to mark ten years of achievements under the Disability Discrimination Act.

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Commission Commission – General

Credit where credit is due

Disability Discrimination Commissioner Dr Sev Ozdowski today congratulated the Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) on the release of new banking industry standards for e-commerce.

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