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.
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.
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.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Dr William Jonas has called on the NSW Parliament to reject proposed changes to the NSW Bail Act introduced to Parliament yesterday by the Attorney-General, Mr Debus.
I would like to begin today by acknowledging the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation of peoples and pay my respects to their elders past and present.
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.
The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission has received more than 200 submissions for its Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention, announced in November last year.
I would like to begin by acknowledging the Kaurna peoples on whose land we meet this evening. I also thank Katrina Power for her warm welcome to country.
Opening statement by Commission President, Catherine Branson QC to the Joint Select Committee on Australia's Immigration Detention Network
Thank you for the opportunity to appear before the Committee this afternoon. The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the opportunity to comment on Australia's immigration detention system in this forum.
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.
Commission President Cathy Branson said the week provided an opportunity to celebrate our commitment to creating an Australia where everyone can get a ‘fair go’.
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
I would like to begin by acknowledging the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, the traditional owners of the land upon which we meet. I pay my respects to their elders, both past and present.
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.
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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