A series of articles on the sex trafficking trade in Australia by Natalie O’Brien and Elizabeth Wynhausen from The Australian newspaper has been described by judges as ‘a standout winner’ in this year’s Human Rights Print Media Award.
In such company my role as Human Rights Commissioner is not to speak as an expert on mental health, but to emphasise the human rights dimensions of the way that we as a nation respond to mental health issues.
The Government's decision not to support working families with any form of national paid maternity leave is sadly disappointing for Australia's working families. It especially fails to take account of the need for Australian women to recover from child birth and nurture their children without financial pressure.
I'd like to begin by acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Gadigal people. I would also like to acknowledge elders and colleagues here today, Senator Trood, Johnathon Hunyor, and to thank President Von Doussa for inviting me here today.
Good morning everyone. I'm actually thinking of developing a theory of corporate management based on reactions to that introduction. For example, when I say good morning to first year university students, they echo "good morning" back to me; when I say good morning to politicians, they remain silent, lest they be misquoted; when I say good morning to management consultants, they write it down; and when I say good morning to web content strategists, they hurry off to turn it into a inaccessible bitmap image.
Digital libraries, braille books and other ways to get a degree: Print Disabilites in Higher Education Forum
Almost every Australian university will be represented at a forum in Sydney on May 29 to discuss the availability of tertiary study materials for students who are blind or vision-impaired or who have another print disability.
As my 5 year period as Human Rights Commissioner draws to a close it is fitting that book-ending my stewardship have been projects involving Australia’s young people. It is of course a truism to say that the future of human rights in this country depends on the next generation; but that doesn’t mean it is not worth repeating. And I can reliably report that, paraphrasing Mark Twain, reports of the death of human rights amongst our young people are much exaggerated.
Graeme Innes AM Deputy Disability Discrimination Commissioner Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Physical Disability Council of Australia 20 November 2000
Human Rights Commission to investigate conditions of children at the Woomera Immigration Detention Centre
The Human Rights Commissioner, Dr Sev Ozdowski today expressed his deep concern about the situation at the Woomera Immigration Detention Centre and the impact on the children who are housed at the Centre.
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