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Mental Health Legislation and Human Rights

This paper presents an indicative analysis of the mental health legislation in each State and Territory in terms of recently agreed international standards - the UN Principles for the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness and for the Improvement...
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The UN Children's Convention and Australia (1991)

On 17 December 1990 Australia ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child which had been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly only a little over one year earlier (20 November 1989). The Convention has been hailed as a Magna Carta...
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Racist Violence (1991)

The National Inquiry into Racist Violence was initiated by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission following representations to it about an apparent increase in the incidence of racially motivated violence in Australia.
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Toomelah Review (1989)

On 15 June 1988 the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission released the Toomelah Report, containing the results of its inquiry into the social and material needs of Aborigines in the New South Wales/Queensland border towns of Toomelah and...
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Schizophrenia (1989)

Papers presented at a Symposium on Schizophrenia and Human Rights. Sponsored by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and the Schizophrenia Australia Foundation.
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Our Homeless Children

Report of the National Inquiry into Youth HomelessnessIn 1987, after consulting with a wide range of individuals and organisations attempting to assist homeless children, analysing current policy directions and surveying the available literature,...
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Our Homeless Children: Their Experiences

Report by Dr Ian O'Connor to the National Inquiry into Homeless Children by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
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Consultation with National Peak Non-Government Organisations

Chris Sidoti - Secretary, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity CommissionIn welcoming participants to the Commission's first annual consultation with NGOs, Chris Sidoti said that the Commission saw three main objectives for the meeting:(a) to maximize...
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Strategies in Combating Racism (1988)

In devising strategies to deal with racism a broad number of preliminary questions must be answered. Racism itself must be identified in its various manifestations, a complex task given the changing face of the phenomenon and the shifting form of...
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Summary of the Toomelah Report (Community Guide)

To the Aboriginal people of Toomelah and Boggabilla: We have written this booklet for the Aboriginal people at Toomelah and Boggabilla. The booklet helps explain what the Toomelah Inquiry set up by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission...