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Human Rights Medal and Awards 2000

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.

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Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Coming of Age: the Sex Discrimination Act, Women, Men, Work and Family

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.

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Human rights, Democracy and Women's Choices

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...

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Commission Commission – General

Does Age really matter?

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.

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Commission Commission – General

2008 Media Release: Two weeks left to nominate for Human Rights Medal and Awards

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.”

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Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Winds of Change: Indirect Discrimination and University Culture

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.

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Who’s driving the agenda?

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.

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