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Commission Commission – General

IVF case

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.

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Commission Commission – General

Accessible Public Transport Moves Forward

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.

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Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Violence Against Women: A Men's Issue

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.

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Discrimination Sex Discrimination

National Strategic Conference on Fatherhood: Pru Goward

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.

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Commission Commission – General

2008 Media Release: High Court decision affirms Indigenous rights

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.

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Discrimination Sex Discrimination

HR Law Conference Speech

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.

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Commission Commission – General

2008 Media Release: Saying sorry will let the healing begin

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.

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Rights Rights and Freedoms

Launch Mental Health Brochures & Fact Sheets

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.

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