The Australian Human Rights Commission is holding its annual Human Rights Medals and Awards Ceremony on International Human Rights day, (this Wednesday, 10 December) capping off a huge year for the progress of human rights in Australia.
Welcome and thank you for making time to join us for this afternoon’s seminar. The next couple of hours will be, I think, very confronting and yet also inspiring as we share together our passion for the rights of women around the world.
Many public sector web sites are difficult to access for people with disabilities or without high-end computers, according to a new study by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.
The Australian Human Rights Commission’s 2007-08 Annual Report has been tabled in federal parliament and is now available on the website at: www.humanrights.gov.au/about/publications/annual_reports/2007_2008
Future of Work and Public Policy Commissioner Pru Goward 7.30am, 17 July 2003 COMMONWEALTH HEADS SENIOR EXECUTIVE BREAKFAST SEMINAR Parmelia Room, Parmelia Hilton, 14 Mill St Thankyou to the Senior Executive Group for inviting me to speak today, it is always a pleasure to be in your beautiful city ....
The Close the Gap coalition today presented the federal government and Opposition with a set of National Indigenous Health Equality Targets to address the 17-year life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Speech to the Australian Army 5th Combat Support Battalion - Officer Training Session by Commissioner Pru Goward, 5th Combat Services Support Battalion, Banksmeadow, Sydney NSW, 16 October 2001. I am delighted to have been invited to address you tonight, thank you so much Lieutenant Colonel Miller...
Media Release 2008: Disability Discrimination Commissioner congratulates business disability initiative
The Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, has congratulated the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities, Bill Shorten, on the Australian Government initiative to establish a Disability Investment Group.
Speeches by Professor Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights Commission Professor Gillian Triggs was appointed President of the Australian Human Rights Commission from 30 July 2012. Click here to access her biography. [ Year: 2012 ] 2012 APS Human Rights Network Delivered by Professor...
2008 Media Release: HREOC applauds ACT on same-sex parental leave, but the 58 federal laws still remain
Australian Human Rights Commissioner, Graeme Innes, congratulated the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government today on its intention to legislate to allow both partners in a same-sex relationship to access parental leave.
Many communities use sport as a way to build peer friendships, and enjoy favourite activities in an atmosphere which is safe and supportive. Some years ago- too many sadly- I enjoyed a bi-annual Australian cricket carnival played between teams of people who were blind or had low vision. This is exactly what is happening at these games, and I trust that the links and friendships built through the activities will be positive and long-standing ones, as they were for me.
With less than a week til the election, all people who have low vision, or are blind, should be made aware that – for the first time - they can have a secret ballot just like most other Australians. Electronically assisted voting technology is now being trialled at 29 locations across Australia.
Let me start by saying that Australia is a culturally diverse society with 23% of Australians being born overseas. Amongst others, there is a sizeable Japanese community and, as you may hear from my accent, I myself was born in Poland.
Justice Reinvestment: a new solution to the problem of Indigenous over-representation in the criminal justice system (2010)
I would like to begin by paying my respects to the Gadigal peoples of the Eora nation, the traditional owners of the land where we gather today. I pay my respects to your elders past and present, to the ancestors and to those who have come before us.
The President of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC), John von Doussa QC, has today officially opened nominations for the 2007 Human Rights Medal and Awards.
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