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Effective access to services: What does it mean for sexual assault?

Let me also acknowledge that we are meeting on the traditional land of Ngunnawal people. I pay my respects to their elders past and present, and all the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have worked so committedly to eliminating sexual assault.

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Commission Commission – General

Far from 'Bringing them Home'

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional References Committee Inquiry into the Stolen Generation

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Why supporting employees to balance paid work and caring responsibilities is smart economics

In my role, I have had the honour of meeting many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and men. It has been an incredibly inspiring journey where I have learnt enormously and made lifelong friends. Importantly, it has helped me to understand that reconciliation is as much about our own personal actions as it is about broader community or government actions.

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Commission Commission – General

SEX DISCRIMINATION ACT SHOULD REMAIN NON-DISCRIMINATORY

Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Susan Halliday has expressed immense surprise at this afternoon's announcement by the Prime Minister. Mr Howard announced that the Government would amend the Sex Discrimination Act to overturn the recent decision by the Federal Court to make IVF treatment available to single women in Victoria.

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2008 Media Release: Government passes test on Indigenous Affairs – but only just

The Government’s National Apology to the Stolen Generations in February this year marked a line in the sand for the beginning of a new relationship with Indigenous peoples, but despite some terrific initiatives and hefty commitments, many things are still being done ‘to’ Indigenous people rather than ‘in partnership’ with them, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma said at the Hawke Centre in Adelaide tonight.

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Commission Commission – General

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I accepted the invitation to make this Oration and come here tonight with some trepidation: The person being honoured tonight, Dame Roma Mitchell, was the first federal Human Rights Commissioner and this is the territory that has known the powers of persuasion, conviction and commitment of the best human rights minds in the country, including Dame Roma Mitchell herself. Yet I reminded myself that we are both cultivators in the same vineyard, albeit that I both lagged behind her and sought to learn from her. My work today is made easier by the clear and decisive path cut out by my predecessor.

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Women’s rights are human rights

Welcome and thank you for making time to join us for this afternoon’s seminar. The next couple of hours will be, I think, very confronting and yet also inspiring as we share together our passion for the rights of women around the world.

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Commission Commission – General

2008 Media Release:End discriminatory access to public documents

Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, today called upon government departments and agencies to improve their adherence to government standards and legislation that requires them to provide equal access to public information for people with disability.

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Future of Work and Public Policy

Future of Work and Public Policy Commissioner Pru Goward 7.30am, 17 July 2003 COMMONWEALTH HEADS SENIOR EXECUTIVE BREAKFAST SEMINAR Parmelia Room, Parmelia Hilton, 14 Mill St Thankyou to the Senior Executive Group for inviting me to speak today, it is always a pleasure to be in your beautiful city ....

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