The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission is to appear today in the High Court in proceedings brought by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and the Australian Episcopal Conference of the Roman Catholic Church (the Bishops) involving issues of major importance to women throughout Australia.
Human Rights Commissioner, Graeme Innes has welcomed tonight’s federal budget announcement of $186.3 million funding for the redevelopment of Villawood Immigration Detention Centre in Sydney over five years.
(Non-sex industry) labour trafficking: A forum to discuss trafficking in persons in contexts other than the commercial sex industry (2009)
It is wonderful to be here today at a forum that brings together so many people with different insights on what we need to do to effectively tackle the issue of labour trafficking. Immigration experts, law enforcement officers, labour law specialists, service providers, NGOs, researchers, even human rights lawyers!
The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission has welcomed today's announcement that Federal Cabinet has approved authorisation of Disability Standards for Public Transport under the Disability Discrimination Act.
2008 Media Release: Social Justice Commissioner to convene Indigenous group advising on national representative body
Social Justice Commissioner, Tom Calma, today welcomed the request from Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin, for him to convene an independent Indigenous Steering Committee to develop a model for a new National Indigenous Representative Body.
Thank you for the invitation to speak today. How wonderful it is to see so many men here to support something that has for too long been placed in the "women"s issues" basket, as if violence against women is our problem.
The launch, at which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Dr Bill Jonas will speak, is being hosted by the Human Rights Commission.
The results of the 2008 Sexual Harassment National Telephone Survey, released by Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick today, show that sexual harassment remains a serious problem in workplaces, despite some improvement since 2003.
Of course, women too can be violent. However for the most part, the purpose and effects differ radically - male violence is used to regulate women's behaviour, and men's. Men commit most of the violence that is considered in the criminal system, against women and against other men.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Tom Calma, today welcomed the decision by the High Court of Australia to recognise the Yolngu people’s exclusive possession rights over the intertidal zone along 80 percent of the Northern Territory coastline.
6. Justice Mary Gaudron, cited in Ex 456 Pay Equity Inquiry p97 - Final Submissions of NPEC and others, cited in Report to the Minister: Volume I, 14 December 1998, p5.
Human Rights Commissioner Graeme Innes welcomes today’s announcement that discrimination against same-sex couples and their children will be removed from federal legislation.
Tomorrow’s national apology to members of the Stolen Generations is an important milestone in Australia’s history which will lay the foundations for healing to take place and for a reconciled Australia in which everyone belongs, the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) said today.
Diversity in Health is a conference about health. Multicultural Mental Health Australia is a multicultural health service. Vision Australia deals with issues and needs of people with print disability. What have these services and issues got to do with human rights, and why am I launching them? I'd like to reflect on these questions, and strongly argue that there is a fundamental connection between health and human rights.
Australians are urged to tell the new federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick how to build an even fairer Australian society during a national ‘Listening Tour’ she starts today.
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