This is the true story of bushman Daryl Tonkin and his beloved Aboriginal wife Euphemia who, from the 1930s onwards, lived and worked along Jackson's Track in Gippsland in South Eastern Victoria. Tonkin, now in his eighties and living in a primitive shack in West Gippsland, related the story of his life to Landon, a local schoolteacher who taught his grandchildren.
National Race Discrimination Commissioner Tom Calma, and immediate past Chair of the Federation of African Communities Council, Abeselom Nega, have launched a discussion paper today aimed at identifying the major issues faced by African Australians.
I would first like to thank those dozens of men who have already contacted me to tell me how much they do at home. They are not SNAGS either - they are middle aged doctors, MPs, men in their fifties and sixties as well as younger, men who like fishing and shooting and men with sons they say are just as good at changing nappies or whipping up a meal as their wives.
Professor Alice Tay, President of the Human Rights Commission, held a press conference in Sydney this morning at which she strongly urged the Federal Government to override mandatory sentencing laws.
Dr Moeller, practising in Horsham, Victoria, and his family were recently refused permanent Australian residency due to his son having Downes syndrome.
Human rights, Democracy and Women's Choices Speech delivered by Commissioner Pru Goward, Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner at Hunter Valley Research Foundation Lecture Series, Newcastle City Hall, 3 September 2002. It is a great honour to have been invited to speak as part of the Hunter Valley...
Human Rights Commissioner Chris Sidoti will convene a forum in Canberra tomorrow to launch "Age matters?" a discussion paper on age discrimination as part of the Commission's contribution to the International Year of Older Persons.
The Human Rights Commissioner, Graeme Innes said, “These are prestigious awards that are all the more impressive because of the fact that the winners are people and organisations, from all around Australia and from right next door, that have selflessly taken steps and put in effort to make Australia better and to assist our society.”
It is nearly fifteen years since the introduction of the Sex Discrimination Act - legislation enacted in Australia to meet our international obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. At the same time too, we have seen the introduction of legislation (The Affirmative Action Act) designed to commit organisations of 100 or more employees to determining measures and programs to ensure that women are afforded equal opportunity.
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick today welcomed the Prime Minister’s commitment to reduce violence against women, saying that it is a long awaited move to curb the high levels of violence against women in Australia.
Speeches delivered by Professor Alice Tay President, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission: 1998 - 2003 Note: Professor Tay, term as President ended on 31 May 2003. The Hon. Catherine Branson was appointed President of the Australian Human Rights Commission on 7 August 2008 for five year...
Territorians have the chance to have their say on building a fair and equal society for women and men in Australia with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission’s (HREOC) ‘Listening Tour’ which kicked off in Darwin yesterday (25 March).
The Medal was presented to Mr Jones by last year’s joint Medal-winner, Father Chris Riley AM, at the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission’s Human Rights Medal and Awards ceremony at the Sheraton on the Park Hotel in Sydney today.
I begin by paying my respects to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional owners of the land where we meet today, and I pay my respects to your elders, to your ancestors and to those who have come before us.
Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes AM has called for more attention on access for older people and people with disabilities in the design of consumer electronics and appliances.
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