A little over a month ago, I started as the new President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, ending my time as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia.
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.
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional References Committee Inquiry into the Stolen Generation
Releasing the 2008 report on conditions in immigration detention today, Human Rights Commissioner Graeme Innes called on the government to translate its ‘new directions’ for Australia’s immigration detention system into policy, practice and legislative change as soon as possible.
Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the lead up to International Women's Day, the Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner has nominated raising community awareness about sex discrimination and sexual harassment in employment as her priority.
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.
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 ....
2008 Media Release: Give all mums a Mother’s Day to remember by helping make paid maternity leave a reality
Do something for all mums this Mother’s Day by supporting the push for paid maternity leave, federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick has urged today.
Women of all ages and backgrounds should step up and nominate for representation at the Prime Minister’s Australia 2020 summit being held in April, Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick said today.
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