Pod Rights 2012: Episode 2: Human rights compatibility statement

Graeme Innes: Hello and welcome to Pod Rights. This is a series of podcasts from the Australian Human Rights Commission. I am Graeme Innes, the Disability Discrimination Commissioner. A new requirement has been added to the parliamentary process...

The Close the Gap Campaign - International Conference on Realising the Rights...

I’d like to begin by acknowledging the conference organisers: the Central Commission for Popularization and Education of The Communist Party of Vietnam, and The University of New South Wales Initiative for Health and Human Rights, and particularly...

Education and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Des...

On 30 March 2007 I was waxing lyrical to my computer screen in Sydney. My words were not quite the same, but they had equal passion and determination. At 1.40 a.m. on that Saturday morning Sydney time, I was having a few glasses of wine and watching...

Woman and savings

1. " ... there are 106,000 poor single women over 65 as compared with 40,000 men in this group in 2000" Senate Community Affairs References Committee A Hand up not a hand out: Renewing the fight against poverty: Report on poverty and financial...

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Today's launch here in Darwin / Alice Springs is part of a national program of launches that I have been undertaking in recent weeks in order to bring issues of human rights significance raised by my latest social justice and native title reports to...

The Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport: where are we?

I'd like to start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Ngunnawal people, in whose language Canberra means meeting place as you probably know.

President speech: ‘How could a Human Rights Act lead to better Government?’

I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Ngunnawal peoples, and pay my respect to their elders past and present.

Speeches by Professor Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights...

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...

The Integration of Customary Law into the Australian legal system: Tom Calma (...

Good afternoon, I’d like to begin by acknowledging the Noongar people, the traditional owners and custodians of the land where we are gathered today, and pay my respects to their elders. I’d also like to acknowledge my distinguished fellow speakers...

Presentation to the NSW Subcommittee of the Australian Braille Authority

Have you ever stopped to think about all the things that we take for granted? When you're wandering through the breakfast cereal isle at the supermarket, for example, do you ever wonder whether Uncle Toby really was? If so, was he related to Sara...

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