It’s About Time: Women, men, work and family (2007)

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission’s two years of research, investigation and discussion with Australian families, employers and community organisations has told us that
Friday 9 March 2007

Opinion Pieces - It's hard to argue against equality (2007)

Federal laws prohibit discrimination against women, older people, people with disability and people of different races. However, there are 60-plus pieces of federal legislation which specifically deny financial and work-related benefits to same-sex...
Thursday 1 March 2007

Sick lives cut short (2006)

How can the majority of the Australian population enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world, and yet Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples endure a health situation comparable with many Third World countries?
Tuesday 12 December 2006

No need to abandon human rights to be tough on terror (2006)

In the post-September 11 world, debate about counter-terrorism is often characterised as an argument between 'the realists', who appreciate the need for tough new counter-terrorism laws, and 'the out of touch', who fail to take the terrorist threat...
Wednesday 20 September 2006

Mental health problem is clear, so is the solution (2005)

THE LAUNCH this week of a new report on Australia 's crumbling mental health system repeats the message that mental health consumers, their carers and their clinicians have been shouting out for years - Australia 's mental health system is in crisis.
Friday 21 October 2005

Options for indigenous economic development (2005)

The economic development of indigenous owned land has been a prominent issue debated in recent weeks. There have been various proposals to shift the ownership of indigenous land from community to individual control to further the economic progress...
Wednesday 11 May 2005

Letter to the The Australian from Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM - 6 April 2005

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Wednesday 6 April 2005

Abortion and Sex Education (2004)

There are lots of jokes about how people stop having babies when they find out what causes it, and maybe the abortion debate is that simple. We need to make sure men and women know what causes it so they can decide if that is what they want. This is...
Sunday 21 November 2004

Australia's human rights obligations as part of the "coalition of the...

Media reports and repeated allegations of the abuse of Iraqi prisoners in US custody have raised fundamental questions about Australia's human rights obligations as part of the "coalition of the willing" .
Monday 21 June 2004

A last resort? Children in Immigration Detention (2004)

Four weeks ago today, a report was tabled in Federal Parliament that detailed numerous and repeated breaches of the human rights of children in our detention centres.
Thursday 10 June 2004