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International Day of People with a Disability

Outgoing Human Rights Commissioner and Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Sev Ozdowski, has called on federal and state governments to mark International Day of Disabled Persons (3 December) by increasing their efforts to achieve equality and inclusion for Australians with disabilities in all areas of our society.

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Human Rights Commission urges Immigration Department to Fastrack Processing of TPV holders in assessing eligibility for mainstream migration visas

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission has welcomed the announcement by Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone that the Government will allow 9,500 temporary protection visa holders (TPVs) the opportunity to apply for mainstream migration visas. This will enable them to apply to remain permanently in Australia, without needing to leave the country to lodge their applications.

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