HREOC media release: Statement by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner on the Prime Minister’s call for a ‘new reconciliation’

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Tom Calma, has welcomed the comments overnight by the Prime Minister to strive for a ‘new reconciliation’.

2009 Media Release: For people with a physical disability, it is time for a simple change that will provide equality in GP visits

Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, today called on the Royal College of General Practitioners (RACGP) to ensure equality in access to medical care for people with a disability by making it mandatory for GP surgeries to have height...

2008 Media Release: Terms of reference into paid maternity leave and parental leave welcomed

Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick has today welcomed the federal government’s release of the terms of reference for a Productivity Commission inquiry into the introduction of a paid maternity, paternity and parental leave...

International expert on people trafficking to speak at Canberra seminar

Vice President of Interventions at International Justice Mission (IJM), Sharon Cohn, will be speaking at a seminar on people trafficking to be held in Canberra on 7 September 2004.

Program to tackle discrimination against rural gays and lesbians

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and the Australian Youth Foundation (AYF) today announced a program to establish a national network of young gay men and lesbians in rural Australia.

Social Justice Commissioner Launches Social Justice Report 2004 and Native Title Report 2004

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma will launch the Social Justice Report 2004 and Native Title Report 2004 in Sydney on Tuesday 12 April.

Time to Examine Alternatives to Detention

The President of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, Professor Alice Tay, today welcomed the willingness of the Minister for Immigration, Philip Ruddock, to consider alternatives to detention for the children of asylum seekers and...

2008 Media Release: Australian women mark another milestone with ordination of first woman Bishop

The consecration in Perth tomorrow of Australia’s first woman Bishop signals a major inroad in eliminating discrimination against women in all walks of life, federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick said today.

2006 HREOC media release: Sorry Day is but one part of the healing process for Stolen Generations

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma said that National Sorry Day (26 May) presents a chance for the entire community, black and white, to come together in remembrance for those people, over generations, who...

Goward applauds introduction of 12 weeks paid parental leave in New Zealand

The Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Pru Goward has praised the introduction of 12 weeks' paid parental leave in New Zealand. Legislation implementing paid parental leave starts 1st July.

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