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Commission Commission – General

International people trafficking expert in Australia

International expert in counter trafficking, child prostitution, paedophilia and the commercial sexual exploitation of human beings, Mr Paul Holmes, will arrive in Australia next week to take part in ‘Stop the Traffic 2’ – a conference focusing on the trafficking of women for prostitution.

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Rights Rights and Freedoms

The human rights of older Australians in the bush: Chris Sidoti

I am very pleased to be here tonight at the Rural Ageing Seminar dinner. Thank you, to Dame Roma and the Rural Ageing Seminar Reference Group, for inviting me to attend an event that (for once) takes place where it counts - in rural South Australia.

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Disability Disability Rights

Recognition matters: Human rights and the rights of carers

For thousands of years, Aboriginal groups, who might spend much of their time living far apart in the expanses of this land, pursuing separately the business of survival, would come together at times to meet, to trade, sometimes to resolve differences, but also to exchange knowledge for mutual benefit.

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Disability Disability Rights

Acting locally against disability discrimination

It is a pleasure to be able to be here to present a certificate of appreciation which, in a small way, commemorates Barossa Council's commitment to equality and access for people with disabilities through its development of a Disability Action Plan under the Disability Discrimination Act.

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Commission Commission – General

Beyond Tolerance: A National Conference on Racism

Beyond tolerance: A National Conference on Racism, hosted by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC), offers a timely opportunity to reflect upon where we as Australians need to direct our anti-racism efforts over the next decade and to begin consultations on a national plan of action to combat racism.

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Commission Commission – General

One Law for Al

In the second century AD, Marcus Aurelius, a Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher, thanked one of his brothers for teaching him to value "the conception of the state with one law for all, based upon individual equality and freedom of speech, and of a sovereignty which prizes above all things the liberty of the subject."1

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Commission Commission – General

People with Disabilities want to get on the Bus

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission today welcomed the Commonwealth Government's introduction of a Bill to amend the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) to allow the enactment of DDA Transport Standards.

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Commission Commission – General

2009 Media Release: Does imprisonment give good value for money?

Our current way of dealing with Indigenous young offenders is not working and it’s time to take a whole new approach, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma, will tell a major conference on Indigenous young people, crime and justice in Sydney on Monday (31 August).

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