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.
President John von Doussa QC has today launched a new Commission video/DVD titled 'Pathways to resolution: The conciliation process of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission'.
I also acknowledge Minister Macklin, Parliamentary Secretary Shorten, and other representatives from Australia's governments, and from disability community organisations.
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.
People with disabilities have the same human rights as all members of the community.
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