The acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Sev Ozdowski, has welcomed the release of a report on proposals to change building law in Australia to ensure people with disabilities have equal access to buildings.
Graeme Innes AM Deputy Disability Discrimination Commissioner Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Physical Disability Council of Australia 20 November 2000
A painful and honest account of the life of a transsexual growing up in Australia.Media award Winner
The Human Rights Awards are presented in six categories in order to promote understanding and public discussion of human rights in Australia. The Awards are presented in the areas of Law, Community, Arts Non-Fiction, Print Media, Television and Radio.
13 November 2006 Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Forum, Sydney I would like to acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional owners and custodians of the land where we are meeting on today. I would also like to thank our distinguished guests, the Attorney General, the Honorable Philip Ruddock MP, and Professor George Williams for participating in this forum. BALANCING NATIONAL SECURITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS
For Football United: Passport to Hope, North One Television Australia for Foxtel’s Bio.Media award Winner
Releasing the paper, Valuing Parenthood: Options for paid maternity leave - Interim paper 2002, Ms Goward said the debate over maternity leave will be one of the biggest social debates at the beginning of this century.
Australian Race Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, has warmly welcomed the recent announcement that the Australia Council for the Arts will host the 5th International World Summit on Arts and Culture in Melbourne in October 2011.
Today, as the first day of your diversity week, is clearly a busy occasion, if the crowd in the courtyard outside is anything to go by. And the range of activities typifies the diversity theme.
Australians who are deaf will get captioned news and current affairs and prime-time television programs under broadcasting legislation changes that took effect from January 1.
Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, congratulated the women of the Fitzroy Valley today for their courage, strength and determination in the solutions they have put forward to rebuild their community after many years of alcohol abuse.
I have no doubt that to some Australians my acknowledgement of traditional Aboriginal connection to this land would be seen to be somehow racist. A kind of inverse racism. To the same people the very existence of native title would be regarded as inherently racist, because it is a right to land only held by indigenous people.
The judges credited PEN (the international association of Poets, Playwrights, Essayists and Novelists) with an effective campaign of raising asylum seeker issues within the Australian conscience and said it was able to bring national and international pressure to bear in seeking the release of asylum seekers in detention.
PEN Sydney created a Writers in Detention Committee in 2001 and, through members Tom Keneally and Rosie Scott, organised the International PEN's Day of the Imprisoned Writers which focused on the plight of asylum seekers in detention in Australia. The work of writers recently released from detention was featured at the Sydney and Melbourne Writers Festivals. PEN also editedAnother Country - an anthology of writing from asylum seekers.Community organisation award Winner
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