Some of us are women and some are men; some of us brought new names and accents in recent decades and some of us have Australian ancestry reaching back tens of thousands of years; and some of us have one or more disabilities.
2006 HREOC media release: Indigenous rights watchdog challenges governments to commit to health equality within a generation
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Tom Calma, has issued a challenge to Australian governments to address Indigenous health inequality and inequality of opportunity through a new campaign outlined in this year"s Social Justice Report.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma today welcomed the decision of the United Nations General Assembly to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
I've always had a yearning to be in the Guinness Book of Records, and so I decided, in preparation for today, to give the shortest presentation ever made by a staff member of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. My presentation thus consists of just seven letters: a question of 4 letters, and an answer of 3 letters. The question is SSDD, and the answer is DDA.
The President of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission John von Doussa QC and staff provided oral evidence before the Senate Legal and Constitutional References Committee's Inquiry into the administration and operation of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) in Canberra today.
Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes AM has today congratulated the Australian Government on changes to Medicare rebates which allow longer health checks for people with intellectual disabilities.
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