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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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‘Cronulla: could it happen here?’

New Zealand 18 July, 2006 Tena ko to, tena ko to, tena ka to, kia ora ladies and gentlemen. I would like to begin by acknowledging and paying my respects to the traditional owners of the land on which we stand today and I acknowledge Minister Chris Carter, Minister for Ethnic Affairs, Joris De Bres, Race Commissioner with the NZ Human Rights Commission, distinguished guest, Mayors, Councilors and friends. I would also like to thank local government New Zealand for inviting me to speak at this very important conference.

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I'm sure I'm not the only one here that's excited that we're six days into a 44 day period in which there will be 25 days of ashes test cricket. I'm a happy man.

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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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Maguire: Presentation to Ozewai Conference

I've always been fascinated by numbers. Although remembering some of my maths exam results, I'm not so sure that they have been as fascinated by me. If you ask a group of people to say the first number that comes into their heads, you'll get a lot of 7's. Perhaps it's because we all have an intuitive awareness that 7 is the smallest number of faces of a regular polygon that cannot be constructed with a ruler and compass.

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Children in Immigration Detention Inquiry – Public Hearing

The purpose of the hearing is to permit Australasian Correctional Management (ACM) an opportunity to present oral submissions to the Inquiry Commissioner Dr Sev Ozdowski. ACM will be addressing certain aspects of the draft report of the National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention.

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Rotary Club president “Bob”, ladies, guests and Rotarians. Thank you for inviting me here today. It is always a great privilege to be invited to speak to Rotary groups; they run their local communities and they are full of people with a very active interest in what is going on around them. It’s always nice to be allowed out in mixed company. When Geoff asked me to speak tonight and said I could talk about anything - a lot of ideas went through my head.

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Produced by Shark Island Productions, The Final Quarter uses archival footage of the last three years of Adam Goodes’ AFL career to highlight the prevalence of racism in Australia. Speaking to the discrimination faced by Indigenous Australians in particular, the film has generated a conversation prompting all Australians to reflect on their understanding of racism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DZwkSRxO4k Racism. it stops with me (RISWM) Winner
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More employers paying maternity leave encouraging

A survey released yesterday by the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) showing that more Australian employers are paying maternity leave was encouraging, but more needs to be done to ensure paid maternity leave is generally available to all women employees, Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Pru Goward said today.

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Work and family: The legal perspective

Work and family: The legal perspective Speech delivered by Pru Goward, Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner at the Women’ Lawyers Association of NSW 2003 National Speaker Series, Sydney NSW 2000, 15 October 2003 Elizabeth Naylor, president of the Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW thank you for...

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