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Corporate Plan: 2016 - 2017

This Corporate Plan sets out the strategic goals and priorities of the Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission). It creates an explicit connection between our purpose, corporate goals, operational environment, key activities and annual...
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Access for all: Improving accessibility for consumers with disability (2016)

This resource provides practical tips for businesses on improving access to goods, services, facilities, premises and information for consumers with disability. Following these tips will not only reduce the likelihood of discrimination complaints...
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Leading for Change: A blueprint for cultural diversity and inclusive leadership (2016)

Leading for Change starts the conversation about improving the representation of cultural diversity within Australian leadership. It provides guidance for how organisations can nurture leadership that is fit for our multicultural society and our...
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Willing to Work: Good Practice Examples for Employers (2016)

Some employers, particularly small businesses, told us that they would have liked to do more to hire and retain employees with disability and older employees, but were time-poor and had limited resources and access to information. For this reason,...
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Willing to Work: Healthy Ageing Paper

This paper expands on the evidence presented in the Willing to Work Inquiry regarding the link between health and workforce participation. As a critical factor of ongoing workforce participation it is important to analyse how improvements in health...
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A qualitative study of employment discrimination against older Australians

In 2015 the Australian Human Rights Commission engaged EY Sweeney to conduct qualitative research to supplement the 2014 quantitative national prevalence survey.
Euthanasia, Human Rights and the Law (2016)

Euthanasia, human rights and the law

This issues paper explores voluntary euthanasia. It is not intended to be exhaustive, however it aims to add to considerations of this very complex and sensitive topic through analysis of the domestic regulatory environment relating to both passive...
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Close the Gap - Progress & Priorities report 2016

The Close the Gap Progress and priorities report 2016 was launched at Parliament House in Canberra on 10 February 2016 The report makes a number of recommendations and calls on governments to make Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and...
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The health and well-being of children in immigration detention

Through observation, interview and formal testing, we have confirmed that closed immigration detention in Wickham Point and Nauru is harmful to the health and mental health of young children and youth. The children interviewed at Wickham Point, most...