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Race Race Discrimination

Sharing the Stories of Australian Muslims

The Race Discrimination Commissioner is undertaking a project to listen to and share the stories of Australian Muslims. He is holding national consultations with members of the Australian Muslim community about their needs and experiences of discrimination, Islamophobia and hate speech and their...

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Disability Disability Rights

The Overlooked Consumers

A Discussion Paper examining the Access, Challenges and Emerging Possibilities for Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances.
Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Glass Ceilings and Sticky Floors

Glass Ceilings and Sticky Floors confirms the findings of previous studies: that women are concentrated in part-time, lower-grade work with limited opportunities for training and advancement. The report identifies the barriers to equality and proposes recommendations for change aimed at producing...
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Rights Rights and Freedoms

Human Rights and Euthanasia

Euthanasia, or voluntary assisted suicide, has been the subject of much moral, religious, philosophical, legal and human rights debate in Australia. At the core of this debate is how to reconcile competing values: the desire of individuals to choose to die with dignity when suffering, and the need...
Rural human rights
Rights Rights and Freedoms

The Human Rights of Rural Australians

Every person in Australia, regardless of who they are or where they live, is entitled to respect for and protection of their human rights. People living in remote, rural and regional Australia often find it harder to fully enjoy their human rights because of their location.
Disability Disability Rights

Education and disability

People with disabilities have the same human rights as all members of the community.
Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Stretching Flexibility

Stretching Flexibility examines the impact on women workers of demands to work increasingly flexible hours and changes to working time arrangements being negotiated in enterprise agreements. The report recommends that the ACTU develop a comprehensive policy on working time arrangements, building on...
Disability Disability Rights

Human Rights and Disability Projects 1989 -2005

As well as performing functions under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, the Commission undertakes a range of projects concerning the human rights of people with disabilities by reference to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. From time to time we will publish here...
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Rights Rights and Freedoms

Housing, homelessness and human rights

People experiencing homelessness face violations of a wide range of human rights. Access to safe and secure housing is one of the most basic human rights. However, homelessness is not just about housing.